Pregnant woman killed with crossbow, baby fighting for his life in hospital

2018-11-14 11:41
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A baby boy is fighting for his life after being born via an emergency C-section when his mom was shot dead with a crossbow.

Sana Muhammad (35) was attacked in front of her terrified children at home in Ilford, East London, yesterday morning.

According to Daily Mail, the arrow penetrated her stomach, narrowly missing her unborn child.

Sana, who was eight months pregnant, was washing up when her husband, Imtiaz Muhammad (42), ran into the house from the garden.

He’d gone to the shed at 7.30am to put a box away and discovered the armed attacker inside.

The father-of-three shouted “run, run, run” as the killer chased him into the kitchen and discharged the crossbow, reports Evening Standard.

The arrow is said to have passed just centimetres from the baby. Sana ran upstairs to get away, with the arrow still lodged in her body.

“The arrow went up into her heart but didn’t touch the baby. It was due in four weeks. They operated with the arrow still in because it would’ve been too dangerous to take out,” Imtiaz told Evening Standard.

“I can't help thinking she took my arrow. Maybe it should’ve hit me. The kids were all there, it was horrific.”

The baby, who’s been named Ibrahim, was safely delivered but is still in hospital fighting for his life.

The Sun reports that the family today released a picture of little Ibrahim in hospital hooked up to tubes as he fights for life.

The other kids are safe.

Sana's ex-husband, Ramanodge Unmathallegadoo (50), was arrested and has since been charged with her murder.

A neighbour told Metro they’d called the police when Sana’s husband came running to their doorstep asking for help.

“We called the police and they were there quick. By the time they arrived the ex-husband of Sana came out with his hands up and surrendered.

“I said to the man ‘why did you do this’ to which he said ‘I came to find my wife and kill her husband’.”

Scotland Yard has since disclosed they’re not seeking any other persons in connection with the investigation.

Sources: Daily Mail, The Sun, Evening Standard


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