Honour killing story

Amar and his brother
born: 2002
Attempted murder: October 18, 2019
Residence: Lehrte / Ahlten near Hannover
Origin: Perpetrator: Kurd; Victim: India
Children: no
Perpetrator: the brother (18 years old at the time of the crime) of his girlfriend
An 18-year-old Kurd does not accept that his sister has a boyfriend from India. Although he, the Kurd, has a German passport. The Indian family lives in Lehrte near Hanover.

On October 18, 2019, the Kurd summons 15 people from his clan to beat up Amar. Amar comes with his brother of the same age (twin brother?) to the S-Bahn station Ahlten near Hannover.

The Kurdish clan beats up the brothers and throws them on the train tracks. Seriously wounded, they are taken to the hospital. This can be seen as a massive brawl or an attempt at honour killing. The real names of those involved are not known.

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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