An Egyptian man threw his wife from the fifth floor of the apartment because she had coronavirus.
According to reports, the 25-year-old woman survived the fall and was shifted to a hospital, where she had surgery for spinal injuries. The husband has been apprehended while an investigation is underway.
The man told officers that he and his wife were already arguing and had decided to separate. The tension became worse when he found out she had contracted COVID-19.
“I was afraid of becoming infected,” he told police. “My wife took three tests, which all confirmed she was infected. So I asked her to leave the house. When she refused, I pushed her.”
The police is now waiting for the wife’s recovery and quarantine time so she can give her statement.
Meanwhile, Dr Aly Mazyad, who is treating the patient, said that the hospital had set up a special operating theatre in its quarantine department because the woman was infected with the coronavirus. The infection was stable but she remained in critical condition and could take months to fully recover, he said.