Woman killed in motiveless attack after thrown from platform in front of arriving train
A young mother has been murdered in Germany after she was pushed in front of a moving train by a Kosovo-Albanian migrant, according to reports.
The victim, known only as Anja N., was killed on Sunday in the motiveless attack as she waited for her train, simply because her killer had a “lust for murder,” according to prosecutors.
The suspected killer, 28-year-old Jackson B., threw the mother of a 13-year-old daughter from the platform of the station in Voerde in North Rhine-Westphalia as the train was arriving.
The 34-year-old victim was run over by the train and died instantly.
The driver of the locomotive was unable to stop the train in time.
Despite immediate care by an emergency doctor, they were unable to save the woman.
Eyewitnesses who saw the attack detained the perpetrator until the police arrived.
By order of the magistrate’s court, an arrest warrant for murder has been issued at the request of the public prosecutor’s office.
Prosecutors in the case describe the killing as having the characteristics of “malice” and “lust for murder.”
According to investigators, the perpetrator and victim had no relationship with each other.
Witnesses report that there had been no interaction between the two before the crime.
The railway line was closed for several hours after the attack for forensics.
The German victim had only married in the summer of 2018.
Shortly after his wife’s death, the victim’s husband wrote on Facebook; “My wife was murdered today.
“She was pushed in front of a train by a stranger for no reason.”
The suspect is already known to the police – and among the residents of Brünen, a small village with around 4,000 inhabitants – for outbreaks of violence.
“He often stands half-naked at the window, swears,” says one resident told local news reporters.
“It’s even worse when he’s in front of the house, then you don’t dare go out with children.”
He is also said to have invaded the house of a retired couple last March and threatened the senior citizens.
In addition, he indiscriminately attacked strangers in front of his house.
A murder commission has now taken over the investigation.