Police in the German municipality of Obergünzburg have arrested a 37-year-old Afghan who stabbed to death his 27-year-old wife of the same nationality. He murdered her in front of ten children and two adult passengers on a bus in broad daylight. After the act, the man dropped his knife and fled the scene.
The police mobilized a helicopter and conducted a major search of a nearby area, catching him on the outskirts of the city a short time later.
The woman was taken to the hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries. This was not the man’s first violent incident, he attacked his wife last November, the police confirmed. The couple, who have four children together, lived separately before the attack.
“I heard screaming. I stopped immediately and saw a man jumping off the bus. The woman was bleeding from her chest. I tried to stop the bleeding before the ambulance arrived,” driver Marco Dennifel said in the Augsburger Allgemeine. Both the bus driver and other passengers have been offered psychological counseling following the murder.
Unfortunately, such incidents are no longer rare. In March 2019, a similar murder took place in the city of Worms where a 22-year-old failed asylum seeker from Tunisia stabbed his 21-year-old German ex-girlfriend to death following a dispute.
In 2016, a Syrian woman was killed by her husband when he beat her to death, allegedly after physically assaulting her several times in the past.
As Remix News reported at the beginning of May, Czech Police officers arrested an Afghan man on the D1 motorway near Prague who was suspected of attempting to murder his girlfriend in Germany. The 32-year-old Afghan man, who stabbed his girlfriend 20 times, was later extradited to Germany.
Title image: A police car patrols through the St. Johannis district in Nuremberg, southern Germany, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 where three women had been stabbed and wounded the evening before. (Daniel Karmann/dpa via AP)