Man stabs woman in Wuppertal

Born: 1991
Stabbed: 10 May 2022
Residence: Wuppertal
Origin: unclear
Children: 2 (2 and 6 years old at the time of the crime)
Perpetrator: her husband (34 years old)
While the children were sleeping next to him, a father stabbed the mother late at night on May 10, 2022. The victim manages to call the emergency number.

The police find the woman seriously injured, she undergoes emergency surgery, the next day she is still in mortal danger. The man is arrested near the house in Wuppertal. The children go to live with relatives. The 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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