We’re very sad to report the death of the 54th woman to known or assumed male violence in Australia in 2016.
Adel Barati, 30, died in a horrendous fire in her Western Sydney home where her two children had been asleep.
Adel was heard screaming for help.
Her husband, Abdul Barati, 43, and the couple’s two sons, aged 9 and 6, escaped serious injury when the Guildford home caught fire at 3.35am October 17.
Her sons are being cared for by family members as their father has been charged with murder. He was refused bail and will appear in Fairfield Court today.
Our thoughts and condolences go to Adel’s children, extended family & friends.
The summary of women killed in 2016 listed by sex of known or presumed perpetrator is located here. Unsolved cases of the death or disappearance of women are also listed on this page.
At the time of posting, 92% of the alleged killers of women in Australia in 2016 were male (61 of the total 66 alleged perpetrators), with 12 missing or dead women on the watch list. 95% of women were killed, where known, by male perpetrators (or male and female perpetrators).
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