It is no longer news that there is an alarming increase in abusive marriages.

Some of the victims escape with body injuries while some others are not so lucky. They pay with their lives.

One of such is Anastasia Oviannikova who was beaten to death by her husband when she threatened to divorce him on account of maltreatment and regular physical attacks.

The 28-year-old woman died six days after the horrific attack at the hands of Maxim Gribanov in Lebedyan, western Russia.

He struck her repeatedly to prove that he had her ‘under control’ when she told him that she wanted to leave him.

When she was taken to hospital, Anastasia, 28, was found to have severe bruising, internal bleeding and several broken bones.

She slipped into a coma and as a result of such horrific injuries, she never woke up.

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A family friend said: “She was so full of hope and fun but this man destroyed her life.

“He should be treated in the same way as he treated her.”

Gribanov kicked and punched her repeatedly over a course of several hours then showed the footage to his friends.

Yulia Kuznetzova, a police spokeswoman, said: “At first, the man was charged with assault, which caused severe damages to the woman’s health.

“But after she died, the charges were changed. The suspect pleaded partially guilty. He said he had his reasons.”


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