A failed Iraqi asylum seeker has been arrested and accused of raping and murdering a 14-year-old girl in Germany.
Her body was discovered near the refugee home where the man resides – he has confessed to killing the teenager, but not raping her.
According to reports, the suspect, Ali B, left Germany on the 2nd June to head back to Iraq, where he was picked up a few days later by local police.
German press claim the man’s co-residents say he was an ‘arrogant gangster who dealt drugs and felt untouchable’.
The story has sent shockwaves through Germany, with Angela Merkel herself even weighing in on the case.
“This case shows how important it is that the people who have no permit to stay quickly receive their administrative court proceedings and can be quickly sent back home,” she said.