Turk stabs teen daughter in 'honour killing'

27th June 2009, Comments 0 comments

The man, a kebab shop owner in southern Germany, stabbed the teen several times with a kitchen knife as she lay sleeping on her grandmother's couch in what police said was a premeditated act.

Berlin -- A 45-year-old Turkish man has admitted stabbing his 15-year-old daughter to death because she did not follow Islamic customs, German police said on Thursday.

The man, a kebab shop owner in Schweinfurt, southern Germany, stabbed the teen several times with a kitchen knife as she lay sleeping on her grandmother's couch in what police said was a premeditated act.

"As a motive for the terrible crime, the 45-year-old admitted that he had problems with the fact that his daughter did not want to follow the Muslim way," police said in a statement.

"He seemed visibly unaffected by the crime," the statement added.

Germany has been shocked by around 50 "honour killings" since 1996, mainly in the country's large Turkish community.

AFP/Expatica

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