Afghan man in Germany attacks a woman with a knife for 'working'

WION Web Team
NEW DELHI Published: Sep 06, 2021, 07:54 PM(IST)

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According to police, the perpetrator approached the victim and spoke to her, despite the fact that his identity was not revealed due to German privacy rules.

A 29-year-old Afghan guy attacked and severely injured a 58-year-old landscape gardener while she was working in a park in Berlin's Wilmersdorf area on Sunday.

The man allegedly attacked the woman because he didn't like the idea that she was working as a woman, according to the authorities.

On Saturday afternoon, the assailant allegedly approached the victim and spoke with her. He then abruptly pulled out a knife and stabbed her in the neck numerous times.

A 66-year-old passerby, who tried to come to the woman's rescue, was also severely injured. 

According to police, the perpetrator approached the victim and spoke to her, despite the fact that his identity was not revealed due to German privacy rules.

Then he brought out a knife and stabbed her in the neck multiple times.

He also assaulted the man who attempted to assist the woman.

The identity of the victims was likewise kept secret.

The offender was detained on charges of attempted murder and violent assault, according to Berlin's general state prosecutor's office.

According to police, the suspect may be suffering from mental illness.

However, prosecutors and criminal police are investigating him on suspicion of being motivated by Islamist ideology in his attack. 

(With inputs from agencies)

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