Three men and one woman are charged in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. They are said to have severely abused the woman’s neighbor. The 39-year-old probably only survived with luck.
The public prosecutor speaks of a “particularly brutal act of vigilante justice”: A woman and three men have to answer before the Neubrandenburg district court for attempted murder.
The defendants are said to have badly mistreated and tortured an acquaintance in February in Lärz near Rechlin (Mecklenburg Lake District) and then dragged them to a remote military bunker so that he could die there, as the public prosecutor’s office told the jury chamber on Thursday.
The 26-year-old main defendant and her three alleged accomplices did not want to comment on the indictment at the start of the trial. The background to the incident was that the 26-year-old suspected at the time that the neighbor had sexually abused her children.
The 39-year-old victim was seriously injured and, contrary to expectations, was able to free himself from the bunker shaft into which he had been pushed the next day. He survived despite severe hypothermia and bloody wounds all over his body.