How Golf Khatoon died

A particularly cruel crime horrifies France: near Bordeaux, a man shot his partner and set her on fire, so that she was burned alive, the police announced on Wednesday. The mother of three died on the street in a middle-class residential area of ​​Mérignac west of Bordeaux.

According to the police, the 44-year-old perpetrator initially followed the 31-year-old on the street and shot her legs with a rifle, whereupon she fell. He then doused it with a flammable liquid and set it on fire.

Killer was already in jail

The man was arrested by police shortly after the crime, according to local media reports. The judiciary is investigating him for deliberate homicide. According to the Attorney General Frédérique Porterie, the perpetrator was already known to the police for previous offenses. He was sentenced to 18 months in prison in 2000, it said.

The mayor of Mérignac, Alain Anziani, said the death of the woman had caused "great excitement" in the community of 70,000 inhabitants. The couple had three children, ages three, seven, and eleven. According to the police, they were not at home at the time of the crime. They had to be given psychological support. (AFP)

Published: 05/05/2021, 3:13 p.m.
Last updated: May 6th, 2021, 7:57 am