In front of other passengers, a man stabbed his separated wife to death in a public bus. The 37-year-old had stabbed his former partner in the bus in Obergünzburg (district Ostallgäu) this Monday at noon.
The incident was particularly serious: “School children were also on the bus during the crime”, a police spokesman told the tabloid BILD. They had to watch the crime.
The 27-year-old woman later died of her severe injuries in a clinic. The suspected perpetrator, an Afghan national, was caught after a short escape. The bus driver and the other passengers received psychological support after the crime. The victim also had Afghan citizenship.
“The suspect is already known to the police from November 2019, when there was an assault on his separated wife,” according to the official police statement.
The man fled the bus on foot immediately after the crime, but was caught and arrested shortly afterwards. He left a knife on the bus before he escaped.
The police ask that parents whose children need to be looked after report to the police in the Allgäu by calling: (0831) 9909-1401