Milan: Police arrested an Egyptian in Italy’s Milan city for allegedly attacking his wife in front of their daughter for giving him a lukewarm welcome, a daily reported on Friday.
The 52-year-old faces assault charges for allegedly attacking his wife at the family’s apartment for failing to “welcome him warmly” after he returned home from a trip to Egypt.
Police called to the apartment found the women curled up on the floor with slight injuries. The couple’s 22-year-old daughter was interviewed by police as a witness to the assault, according to Il Messaggero.
The Egyptian’s wife refused to be taken to hospital and told police she and her husband had a stormy relationship. They run a travel agency together and he frequently went to Egypt leaving her to run the business single-handed, she said.
Domestic violence is rampant issue in Italy where crime against women have been described by the government as femicide.