25-year-old woman killed by her boyfriend in Nagold

Born: 1997
Murder: April 24, 2022
Residence: Nagold (near Stuttgart)
Provenance: unclear
Children: unclear
Perpetrator: her boyfriend (27 years old at the time of the crime)
On April 24, 2022, a man stabbed his girlfriend to death in their shared flat in Nagold-Lemberg in the Black Forest. There is talk of a "very brutal relationship act." An acquaintance of the perpetrator (or a family member) tips off the police the next day. The body is found, the perpetrator is arrested.

A quote from the press: "The ministry did not answer questions about the suspect's criminal record and nationality, citing, among other things, the protection of personal data.

What is an honour killing?

An honour killing is a murder in the name of honour. If a brother murders his sister to restore family honour, it is an honour killing. According to activists, the most common reasons for honour killings are as the victim:

Questions about honour killings

  • refuses to cooperate in an arranged marriage.

  • wants to end the relationship.

  • was the victim of rape or sexual assault.

  • was accused of having a sexual relationship outside of marriage.

Human rights activists believe that 100,000 honour killings are carried out every year, most of which are not reported to the authorities and some are even deliberately covered up by the authorities themselves, for example because the perpetrators are good friends with local policemen, officials or politicians. Violence against girls and women remains a serious problem in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Iran, Serbia and Turkey.

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