Possible honor killing attempt as man shoots woman in the head while she was driving in Delmenhorst
Assassination attempt: February 10, 2023
Residence: Delmenhorst (Lower Saxony)
Origin: Syria / Kurds, possibly Yazidis
Children: 3 (8, 10, 12 years old at the time of the crime)
A couple of Syrian-Kurdish descent have three children and have separated. On February 10, 2023, Lorin takes the children to their father's house. A man on a bicycle shoots Lorin in the head through the window. The BMW comes to a stop against a pole. The children remain "unharmed."
Lorin is taken to the hospital, undergoes emergency surgery and survives. The children are traumatized and taken care of by Bureau of Youth Services. The perpetrator flees by bicycle. Later, the ex-husband is arrested, but released. 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:
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.