Lebanese model and beauty queen Zeina Kanjo was strangled to death. Her husband Ibrahim Ghazal is accused of murder. Zeina Kanjo had filed a domestic violence complaint against her husband, but the police took no action. Both were married only a few months ago. It is being told that Ibrahim fled to Turkey after his wife’s death.
The incident sparked anger in the Lebanon capital, Beirut. People on social media lashed out against domestic violence laws. This is the third discussed case of death in domestic violence. Recently a new law has been enacted there to protect women. Lebanon was also praised for this.
According to a report, Zeina Kanjo was fed up with the husband’s violence after some time of marriage.
She had filed a domestic violence complaint against her husband. She was also trying to divorce him. On the other hand, after the death of Zeina Kanjo, audio of Ibrahim’s conversation with his sister Ruba is also revealed, in which he is heard saying, I did not want to kill her. When she was screaming, I just put my hand over her mouth so that she would stop crying and screaming. It was morning, I told her to calm down and stop crying. Will I kill her?
When Ruba repeatedly asks about her sister’s death, he refrains from giving a direct answer, saying that he has told the police about Zeina’s death.
After this incident, a news channel called Ibrahim for an interview. But this fueled the anger of people on social media. People say that through such interviews an attempt is made to give protection to men who commit crimes against women. In Lebanon, crimes against women have doubled in the past few years, despite new legislation to protect women.