Muslim father in Germany strangles daughter for shame of being sexual active with her boyfriend
A 51-year-old German man strangled his 19-year-old daughter in an “honor killing” after she was caught stealing condoms.
He was angry that she had resisted attempts to enter into an arranged marriage and was sexually active with her boyfriend.
Asadullah Khan confessed to the Jan. 28, 2015, murder of Lareeb Khan in a Darmstadt, Germany, courtroom Sept. 25, the German paper Bild reported.
Khan was an immigrant from Pakistan who came to Germany with his 41-year-old wife, Shazia. Both Muslim parents are charged with the teenager’s killing since the mother allegedly watched the strangulation and then participated in the disposal of the body.
“If I could do it undone, I would. My wife must obey me. I love my wife and my daughters,” Asadullah said in a statement to the court, Bild reported. He said his daughter’s actions brought “dishonor” to the family name.
The parents are accused of dressing up the dead child, putting her body in a wheelchair, and then pushing it into a Darmstadt ravine on the night of the murder.
Lareeb’s body was found the next morning by passers-by.