Woman murdered: murder charge against 41-year-old ex-husband

born: 1982
stabbed to death: March 19, 2022
Residence: Frankfurt/M.
Provenance: perpetrator: Serbia
Children: unclear
Perpetrator: her divorced husband (41 years old at the time of the crime)
After the divorce in October 2021, a Serb stalked his wife. In March 2022, he follows her by car on the A661, near the Preungesheimer Dreieck (Frankfurt/M.). He brings her car to a stop on the hard shoulder, breaks the window, opens the door and stabs her 7 times in the upper body. The woman dies a day later in the hospital from blood loss.

The perpetrator is arrested at the scene; the knife is found. The real names are not known, nor is the woman's ethnicity or whether there are children.

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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