A “German” man was spurned in his proposal of marriage, so he stabbed his would-be bride — a fellow culture-enricher — in the neck. Thanks to the help of relatives and rapid medical intervention, she survived to testify against her erstwhile fiancé in court.
Many thanks to our German correspondent Tiedar for translating this article from Die Welt:
Marriage refused — woman stabbed
A 39-year-old Afghan wanted to marry his girlfriend but she refused it. He threatened her with hanging her up by her bowels. The woman countered that he was not in Afghanistan; then he stabbed her.
She didn’t want to marry him and made fun of his threats, although he had already beaten her — then he stabbed her. A 39-year-old Afghan admitted at Passau County Court that he stabbed the woman he loved in the throat with a knife because of jealousy.
He saw her sitting beside a fellow countryman on a bus and went crazy. At the beginning of the trial he said, “I lost control.” The detailed circumstances of the crime he couldn’t remember. The 39-year-old and the 26-year-old Afghan met in Athens as refugees. He gave up his wife and child and paid a smuggler to bring the mother, living in divorce and her three children, from Athens to Germany.
According to the woman they began a sexual relationship two years ago. Since they moved to Passau May 2011 he visited her three times, but the plans for a future wedding were too fast, and her 8-year-old daughter didn’t like the prospective new husband.
In January 2013 he saw the 26-year-old inside the bus and followed her to her home. The woman said, as a witness at the trial, that he slapped her and threatened her “If you have another man, I will hang you up by your bowels!” She replied that he was not in Afghanistan, and so he was not allowed to do what he wanted. He stabbed her with a 20-cm knife at first in the breast and then into the throat.
Her sister and her brother-in-law came to help her — and with an emergency operation the doctors saved her life. The 39-year-old escaped but was grabbed on the street later by the police.
“I don’t know how all this could have happened,” he said before of the court. “I was angry and disappointed.” The charge is attempted homicide. The verdict is planned for the beginning of August.
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