Monday, July 06, 2009

Cultural Enrichment in Malmö

Cultural Enrichment News

The cultural enrichment clues in this story are several:

1. The incident occurred in Malmö, which is notorious for its dangerous apartment balconies — dangerous for young women, that is.
2. The woman was a newlywed, in what was reportedly a contentious relationship.
3. The clincher: she had only been in Sweden for a few days.

It sounds like there was an arranged marriage and then a dowry problem, or perhaps an “honor” issue, resulting in the tragic but “accidental” death of the young bride from overseas.

According to The Local:

Newlywed Dies After Suspicious Malmö Fall

A 28-year-old woman died after falling out of a third-floor window of a building in Malmö on Sunday. Police have not ruled out the possibility of foul play.

Police received an alert that the women had fallen out of a window at around 6pm. She was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, but was unable to be resuscitated.

Police technicians have examined the apartment but have not found anything to indicate there had been an altercation.
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“The technical investigation didn’t tell us too much about what happened,” Bo Paulsson of the Malmö police told TT.

Although there were no witnesses to the incident itself, the case is being treated as a homicide or manslaughter. During the night, a 32-year-old man was reported to be heard arguing with the woman inside the apartment. He was released after questioning, but has not been ruled out as a suspect, according to Paulsson.

Aftonbladet newspaper reports that the woman and the 32-year-old man, who has lived in the apartment for several years according to neighbours, were newlyweds and that she had only been in Sweden for a few days.


Previous posts about Cultural Enrichment:

2009 Jun 27 Today’s Cultural Enrichment News
    27 Cultural Enrichment, Coming to a Country Near You
    28 Portuguese Cultural Enrichment
    28 More Danish Enrichment
    29 Cultural Enrichment in Paris
    29 Cultural Enrichment in Berlin
    29 Today in Denmark
    29 Cultural Enrichment in Scotland
    29 A Baby as a Weapon
    30 Cultural Enrichment in Italy
    30 Today’s Danish Dose
    30 Cultural Enrichment in Sweden
  Jul 1 Cultural Enrichment in Manchester
    1 Cultural Enrichment in Germany
    2 Cultural Enrichment in Brisbane
    2 Target: The French Police
    3 Sex-Slaves in Århus
    3 Cultural Enrichment from Bosnia
    4 Cultural Enrichment in Fredericia
    5 Cultural Enrichment in Leicester and Nottingham
    5 Machine Guns, Motorcycles, and Crimes of Opportunity

Hat tip: TB.

2 comments:

Robin Shadowes said...

Even Sydsvenskan, a paper that is extremely PC MC is using the word "hedersmord" (honor killing).

Jedilson Bonfim said...

This fall reminded me of something I once read in Newsweek magazine, perhaps in 2001 or 2002, in an article about the cruelty of Saddam Hussein's son Uday.

To make a long story short, Uday had an Iraqi army officer's wife abducted by his body guards, raped her in front of them and threw her off the balcony of the hotel room where he sexually abused her. Later her husband was murdered too, for "insulting" Uday when he cursed him for the rape and murder of his wife.