Daughter dies in honour killing

2015-01-30 19:02

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Berlin - A man confessed on Friday to strangling his 19-year-old daughter in what German police suspect was an honour killing.

The parents, who are Pakistani immigrants, are both currently being held in custody with prosecutors in the western German city of Darmstadt saying the 51-year-old father had confessed to the murder of the woman, whose body was found near a car park.

"The mother helped with the crime from the beginning, including disposing of the body," a spokesperson for the prosecutors' office said.

Prosecutors believe the daughter was killed after a disagreement over her plans to marry a man who was not acceptable to the parents.

An aunt and uncle of the woman, who have German citizenship, were released after being questioned by police about their involvement in the killing.

Police believe the victim was strangled to death with bare hands in the parents' apartment late on Tuesday. Her grandmother's wheelchair was used to carry the body to a vehicle.

The body was taken to a forested area east of the city and dropped down an embankment by the road before being discovered on Wednesday morning.

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