Police find woman (36) dead in flat in Fürth - husband arrested

Mihaela B.
born: 1986
stabbed to death: September 4, 2022
Residence: Fürth (Bavaria)
Origin: Romania, Sinti/Roma
Children: 2 (4 and 7 years old at the time of the crime)
Perpetrator: Catalin Romolus B. (33 years old at the time of the crime)
Because there was frequent screaming in the family, the neighbors did not call the police on September 4, 2022. Later, Mihaela is found stabbed to death. The perpetrator is her husband; he calls the police and is arrested. The children supposedly witnessed the crime.

What is an honour killing?

An honour killing is a murder in the name of honour. If a brother murders his sister to restore family honour, it is an honour killing. According to activists, the most common reasons for honour killings are as the victim:

Questions about honour killings

  • refuses to cooperate in an arranged marriage.

  • wants to end the relationship.

  • was the victim of rape or sexual assault.

  • was accused of having a sexual relationship outside of marriage.

Human rights activists believe that 100,000 honour killings are carried out every year, most of which are not reported to the authorities and some are even deliberately covered up by the authorities themselves, for example because the perpetrators are good friends with local policemen, officials or politicians. Violence against girls and women remains a serious problem in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Iran, Serbia and Turkey.

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