Honour killing story

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born: 1995
Attempted murder: September 2, 2019
Residence: Maintal (near Hanau)
Origin: unclear
Children: unclear
Perpetrator: her boyfriend (35 years old at the time of the crime)
In the early morning of September 2, 2019, a man shoots his girlfriend in the head on the open street in Maintal-Dörnigheim. The victim is seriously injured and is taken to hospital, undergoes emergency surgery and survives.

The perpetrator flees, but is caught after a 90-minute search.

This case does not necessarily have to do with an honour motive. However, a repeated formulation raises the question: the motive should be that the woman "had contact with another man". The real names and the origins of the perpetrator and the victim are not known.
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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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