Pregnant woman dies after assault

Arrest (Stock Photo: Politie). (Arrest (Stock Photo: Politie))

A 22-year-old woman died in a Deventer hospital on Friday after being severely assaulted. Her 25-year-old boyfriend was arrested. De Stentor reports that the woman was pregnant.

According to the police, the woman was admitted to the hospital on Thursday night in critical condition. She passed away on Friday night.

Emergency services responded to the woman's home in the Knutteldorp neighborhood on Thursday after a report of an accident. First responders had doubts about how the woman sustained such serious injuries in an accident and called in the police.

The police decided to arrest the woman's boyfriend on suspicion of aggravated assault. He is in custody for further investigation and questioning.

The police did not confirm whether or not the woman was pregnant.