An argument had broken out between the two teenagers before the attack, the Police Headquarters of Rhineland-Palatinate announced.
The girl later died from her injuries in hospital. Passers-by overpowered the Afghan after the crime, and police arrested him.
According to first investigations, the victim was in a drugstore in the company of a friend. The perpetrator did not enter the store together with the 15-year-old girl. The reason for the argument is still unknown.
According to information from the newspaper Die Rheinpfalz, the investigators have assumed a relationship between the stabbing victim and the Afghan.
In the evening, a few hours after the crime, only a hand-written sign at the scene hinted at the bloody incident: “Due to police action, this branch remains closed today!”
The young suspect is expected to be presented to a magistrate on Thursday. Whether the adolescent is a refugee was not disclosed.
Regional news outlet mannheim24 not only described the murder of a German girl by a foreigner as: “youths († 15) stabbed in drugstore!”, but provided a nonsensical footnote at the end of their report.
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Journalist Ramin Mohabat, a migrant from Afghanistan whose asylum application was rejected, and only reversed on appeal, is one of hundreds campaigning against deportations, because they are “causing tension among Afghans in Germany”.