The Hush Post|1:55pm|1-min-read
An arrow pierced through the abdomen of a pregnant Indian-origin woman who was killed in a crossbow attack in London. Her baby, which was expected in four weeks’ time, survived following an emergency Caesarean section.
The arrow pierced the victim’s heart killing her. “They operated with the arrow still in because it would have been too dangerous to take out,” said detective Chief Inspector Gary Holmes of the Met Police’s Homicide and Major Crime Command.
Devi Unmathallegadoo,35, lived in Ilford area of east London. She died in a local hospital, where medics delivered her son.
Scotland Yard officers have charged her former partner Ramanodge Unmathallegadoo, 50, with murder.
Devi’s 42-year-old husband noticed the attacker in their shed with a loaded crossbow. He ran back into the home to alert his wife and children. His wife was shot with the arrow in her abdomen soon after.
Neighbours heard Muhammad screaming for help outside the house.
Devi had converted to Islam
Devi was also known with the name of Sana Muhammad after she married her husband Imtiaz Muhammad. She had converted to Islam about seven years ago.
Devi had three children, aged 18, 14 and 12, with her former partner. She has two daughters aged five and two, with Muhammad. The third child is the one who was delivered in the Emergency C-section on Monday. The father has named him Ibrahim.