20-Year-Old Syrian Woman Who Escaped To Germany After She Was Gang-Raped Found Murdered In ‘Honour’ Killing
A Syrian woman who escaped to Germany after being gang raped by three men has been found dead in what is believed to be an honour killing possibly orchestrated by her mother and executed by her father and brothers.
The 20-year-old woman, known only as Rokstan M, was found buried in a shallow grave in an allotment in the city of Dessau, eastern Germany, according to Bild.
Police believe the 20-year-old was murdered by her father and brothers, who thought she had brought shame on their family through the sex attack by three men.
And Rokstan’s former employer, author Mark Krüger, has claimed the young woman’s mother was behind the slaying, ordering the men to carry out the murder.
Rokstan’s WhatsApp profile suggests she was worried for her life.
Writing on the messaging app shortly before she was found, she said: “I am awaiting death. But I am too young to die.”
Having fled to Germany two years ago following her ordeal in her Syrian homeland, Rokstan had settled in the country and had been living in a house for single women.
But she returned to her family a few days before she was murdered.
According to authorities, she had integrated into German society and worked as a translator for refugees navigating their way through the country’s bureaucracy.
Mr Krüger, who employed her to interpret interviews with refugees, said: “Rokstan told me her terrible fate after she had helped me with translations.”
He said he had listened to a tape she made in which she said: “I was taken by three men. Ever since that time my family have regarded me as unclean. My mother and my brothers mistreat me. They say that I deserve to die.”
Her body was found in her family’s allotment in Dessau on Friday 2.
A post-mortem examination showed that she had been stabbed several times.
Credit: Mirror (UK)