Posted on | February 16, 2017 | Comments Off on Sri Lankan Immigrant, 22, Stabbed to Death in Germany by Nigerian Refugee
A 22-year-old woman, only identified as Soopika P, died from her injuries early on Saturday morning after she was attacked in the early hours in the German town of Ahaus, close to the border with the Netherlands in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. . . .
Chief Prosecutor Martin Botzenhardt said: “She died shortly thereafter in the hospital. The background to the crime is still unclear.
“A large number of stab wounds were found in the upper body and neck. The considerable blood loss inevitably led to the death of the young woman.”
Local media reports said woman had been stabbed in the head multiple times. . . .
Soopika, who had moved to Germany from Sri Lanka with her family, had lived in Ahaus for a number of years and had wanted to work with children after having had experience working in youth welfare.
According to reports, she was very popular, had many friends and loved playing keyboard and violin in her spare time.
Police chief Herbert Mengelkamp who is investigating the attack said that a Nigerian man was suspected of having carried out the killing. . . .
And prosecutor Botzenhardt confirmed: “A 27-year-old asylum seeker from Nigeria had been trying to develop a relationship with the 22-year-old woman in recent weeks. He is suspected of having killed the woman. This is why the Münster public prosecutor’s office has applied for an arrest warrant on a charge of manslaughter.”
The Nigerian was arrested Tuesday at a train station in the Swiss city of Bern after a Europe-wide arrest warrant was issued for him after he fled Ahaus where the murder occurred. Chief prosecutor Martin Botzenhardt said, “Only yesterday, the prosecutor’s office ordered the European-wide call for arrest on the basis of the existing national arrest warrant. Today’s arrest of the suspect in Switzerland is a quick success,” Swiss paper Blick reports. . . .
The case of Soopika’s murder is just the latest of a number of murders of women who have worked with asylum seekers. The most famous case in Germany was that of Maria Ledenburger who was raped and killed by a 17-year-old Afghan asylum seeker on her way home. Like Soopika, Ladenburger also volunteered her time helping asylum seekers.
A similar murder also occurred in Sweden last year when a Somali migrant stabbed asylum centre worker Alexandra Mezher to death in a home for underage migrants.
Slogans about “diversity” are no substitute for good policy.
(Hat-tip: Weekly Flyer at Gab.)