Shock As Asylum Seeker Stabs Wife to Death After Throwing Her From Window

Emergency personell are seen outside a building housing asylum seekers in Villingen-Schwenningen, southern Germany on January 29, 2016. Unknown assailants hurled a hand grenade at a shelter for asylum seekers in southern Germany on Friday but the device did not explode and no one was injured, police said. The grenade …
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A town in Germany is in shock after an asylum seeker threw his wife out of a window and then proceeded to stab her to death over a reported argument between the pair.

The brutal attack occurred in an asylum apartment in Senftenberg, Germany at just after 9pm in the evening in which a 31-year-old male Chechen asylum seeker threw his wife out of the window of their home. The woman was severely injured after the eight-foot fall, but did not die of her injuries, instead the husband went outside with a knife and slit the throat of his 27-year-old wife reports BZ Berlin News.

The police arrived on the scene shortly after the incident and arrested the man on charges of murder. According to police the violent murder was sparked after the pair got into an argument, supposedly over the wife being unfaithful to the husband with other men.

According to German media, the couple were not alone in the house as they lived with their five children. During the assault, it is said that all the children were asleep in bed and were fortunate not to witness the murder first hand.

The case bears disturbing similarities to a murder of a Syrian asylum seeker who was killed by her husband in front of their children in April of this year.  The 32-year-old woman was beaten to death allegedly over an argument, as the pair had frequently argued in the past and the Syrian husband had resorted to violence on a number  of occasions.

Another case that occurred in September saw a migrant direct his rage against his wife not at her, but rather at their children. The 36-year-old Syrian man, living with is family in an asylum home near the city of Bonn became fed up with his wife and took his frustration out by throwing the children out of their apartment window.

All of the children were injured, some with fractures to the skull and broken arms, though none died in the incident. The youngest of the children, the migrant’s one-year-old daughter, was also thrown but was caught by her brother and luckily managed to escape serious harm.

Violence toward women in asylum centres and private homes given to migrants by the German government has been a long-standing issue with little progress made in solving it. Some experts have called for separate accommodations for women who are the subjects of abuse and violence, but many fail to report the abuse, believing that they may be deported if they speak out.

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