Outrage over an attack on a woman who was dragged through the streets of a north German town behind a car with a rope tied around her neck has prompted hundreds of people to attend a vigil for her.
The 28-year-old woman is in a coma in a critical condition in hospital in Hamelin following the incident on Sunday evening.
Her former partner, a 38-year-old man, handed himself in to police and is in custody facing a potential charge of attempted murder. He and the woman are believed to be of Kurdish origin.
The woman was dragged along the road for about 250 metres. Her two-year-old son was reportedly in the back of the car at the time.
Locals attending the vigil held up placards reading “incredible” and “stop violence against women”.
Hamelin’s mayor, Claudio Griese, addressed the crowds by saying that acts of violence were an unfortunate part of society but that Sunday’s …