Heidelberg24 reported that the man was pushed onto the tracks just as a train was approaching. The terrible incident occurred on Tuesday, July 28. The victim was seriously injured.
According to the Karlsruhe police, witnesses could see the two men getting into a fight at the train station in Waghäusel at around 6pm. The perpetrators then pushed the victim onto the tracks. The victim was still trying to save himself, but at that moment a train hit him. While paramedics rushed to the injured man, the perpetrators fled the scene.
With serious injuries, the man was taken to a hospital by helicopter. The suspects are a Syrian brother and sister aged 22 and 25.
The 25-year-old is said to have physically assaulted the 54-year-old German victim and dragged him onto the track bed, and subsequently prevented him from attempting to leave the track bed. The 22-year-old is said to have secured the crime scene.
According to the police, the man said he was attacked suddenly for no apparent reason.
Following a call of the former AfD MP Stefan Räpple, around 80 people took part in a demonstration against the asylum policy of the federal government. According to the police, there were around 150 counter-demonstrators. Both the leftist party Die Linke from Karlsruhe and the SPD had called on members to protest against the “racists”.
AfD supporters demanded that migrants adapt better. “We want to draw your attention to the fact that certain things are wrong in Germany,” said an organiser who added that they did not view themselves as racists. “It has nothing to do with xenophobia.”
On their way to the town hall, the demonstrators chanted sentences like “Merkel has to go.”