Two domestic violence cases occurred in Vienna on Sunday, leading to the arrest of two suspects. A man strangled his wife and hit their baby, while another threatened to kill his ex-wife and her sons.
A 34-year-old man has been arrested in Vienna’s Favoriten district after he strangled his wife and hit their baby in the head on Sunday. The woman fled to the courtyard and witnesses helped her call the police, who arrived and arrested the suspect on the spot.
After the incident, the woman and her baby were taken to a hospital by the professional rescue service. According to police reports, the woman had redness on her neck, while the baby had no visible injuries. The accused refused to testify, and he is currently being charged with suspicion of bodily harm. Following consultation with the Vienna Public Prosecutor’s Office, the man will be released pending further investigation. A restraining order has been issued against him as well.
Meanwhile, in Vienna’s Donaustadt district, a 42-year-old man threatened to kill his ex-wife and her two sons. On Sunday afternoon, the suspect allegedly appeared at his ex-wife’s address on Schüttaustraße and kicked the 38-year-old woman. He also threatened her and her two sons, claiming he had already ordered a weapon. After the woman refused to let him into the apartment, her ex-partner fled.
Despite an immediate search for the Serbian man, he was not found. However, the 42-year-old later turned himself in at a police station in Vienna-Meidling after the special unit Wega did not find him at his address during a housing opening. The man has been issued a restraining order for his ex-wife’s apartment and has been banned from approaching the woman and her two sons. In addition, the police have imposed a preliminary ban on weapons. The man is being charged with suspicion of dangerous threats, but he has not confessed to the allegations.
As these incidents continue to occur, it is important to acknowledge the prevalence of domestic violence in Austria and the severity of its consequences. The issue of domestic violence is often underreported, but it can cause immense physical and emotional harm to the victims.
According to a report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, around one in three women in the European Union has experienced physical and/or sexual violence since the age of 15. Furthermore, only 15% of those who experience violence by a partner or a former partner contact the police. This highlights the importance of acknowledging and addressing this issue.
It is essential to recognize the signs of domestic violence and support those who may be experiencing it. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, it is crucial to seek help immediately. Organizations such as the Austrian Women’s Shelter Network provide support and resources to those who may be experiencing domestic violence.
The Vienna Public Prosecutor’s Office has stated that it takes all cases of domestic violence seriously and will prosecute those who commit these crimes to the fullest extent of the law. As such, it is important for the public to report any instances of domestic violence to the police.
Domestic violence cases that occurred in Vienna’s Favoriten and Donaustadt districts are reminders of the prevalence of domestic violence and the need for support and resources for victims. It is important to recognize the severity of domestic violence and to take action to prevent it from occurring.