Man dies after knife attack in asylum house in Mainz-Kastel

Elif and Gülsen, Ahmed and an unborn child
born: 1980 and 1991 (the women), 1987
stabbed to death / attempted murder: October 28, 2022
Place of residence: Wiesbaden
Origin: unclear
Children: unclear
Perpetrator: one of the husbands
This crime was committed on October 28, 2022 in a refugee residence in the Wiesbaden district of Mainz-Kastel. In the end, one man is dead and 2 women are seriously injured. Two small children were present at the time of the crime and were rescued unharmed.

One of the women is the wife of the perpetrator. She is 6 months pregnant and loses the unborn child. The male victim dies in the hospital from a stab wound to the heart.

This act may or may not have a motive of honor. The real names 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.

Posted in Honor killing, Investigation.