Mother of six stabbed to death by her husband on street in Berlin
stabbed to death: 29 April 2022
Perpetrator: her husband (42 years)
On April 29, 2022, a 31-year-old woman was stabbed to death on the street in Berlin-Pankow by her husband, who was 11 years older. The two had 6 children. The mother dies at the scene. The perpetrator flees by bicycle, later turning himself in to the police or being taken to the police by 2 guards at the refugee shelter where the family was staying.
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:
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.