In Heide in Schleswig-Holstein, a new act of violence among teenage girls is shocking. A group allegedly tortured a 13-year-old girl for hours.
Update from Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 14:00:
When asked, a spokeswoman for the Heide police confirmed the case. Although the shocking act already occurred at the end of February, still not all the accused have been questioned. "The investigations in the case continue," says the spokeswoman.
The fact that the interrogations drag on for weeks also has to do with the young age of the alleged attackers. Since the suspects are minors, a parent or guardian must always be present during questioning, the police spokeswoman explains. This makes it difficult to find an appointment.
The central issue is probably the offence of common dangerous bodily injury. The age of the alleged tormentors is not only a special focus of the investigation, but also a possible sentence. In the wake of the shocking killing of twelve-year-old Luise from Freudenberg, there has recently been a great deal of discussion about the punishability of young offenders.
Shock in Heide: Girl group tortures 13-year-old probably several hours - and records it on video
First news of Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 08:14 Clock:
Heide - The shock around the cruel act in Freudenberg, where two girls are said to have killed 12-year-old Luise with numerous knife wounds, still sits deep. Now another suspected violent crime among girls shakes the north. In Heide in the Dithmarschen district of Schleswig-Holstein, a group of 14- to 17-year-olds allegedly tortured a 13-year-old for hours - and recorded the gruesome ordeal on video.
This was first reported by the Schleswig-Holsteinische Zeitung
13-year-old in Heide must endure hours of violence: Burns and blows to the face
The details that can be seen on the video, which is available to SHZ
, are disturbing - not only because of the temporal proximity to the terrible death in Freudenberg.
Around a dozen girls are said to have been attacking the 13-year-old victim for hours.
It does not remain only with poured out Coke over the head, but it comes to cruel physical attacks: According to SHZ
, the attackers can be seen crushing cigarettes on the cheek of the 13-year-old, setting her hair on fire and hitting her in the face. Desperate attempts in tears to protect her nose fail in the process.
Police investigated the attackers - girl in medical care
To the newspaper, the girl's mother tells that the torture could be stopped because of the courageous intervention of a passerby.
"He realized the danger my daughter was in, took her to him when she asked him for help. We are very grateful to him," quotes SHZ
He probably protected the girl after the attacker and victim fled at the sight of a police patrol car. However, the police confirmed to SHZ
that the suspects had already been identified and that interrogations were currently taking place.
Although the shocking act already took place at the end of February, her daughter is currently still in a day clinic "where doctors are taking care of her," as the mother revealed to the Schleswig-Holsteinische Zeitung. She decided to go public with the case in order to draw attention to the problem of violence among young people.
According to SHZ
, she also wants to encourage other parents to also report similar acts.
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