A week after the deadly attack on a trans man in Münster on the sidelines of a CSD event, a trans woman was attacked on the tram in Bremen and seriously injured.
State security is investigating hate crime and dangerous bodily harm. In the case of Münster, it is clear after the autopsy on Monday that the 25-year-old did not die directly from the punches. According to the public prosecutor's office, he suffered a severe traumatic brain injury to the back of his head, which was probably caused by the subsequent impact with the asphalt.
The suspect's companion reports
Two days after the arrest of the suspect, his companion also reported. The Münster public prosecutor said on Monday that no further investigations would be carried out against him.
In Bremen, the 57-year-old was approached by a group of 10 to 15 young people on Saturday evening at around 7.35 p.m. on the tram. They insulted the woman and tore off a wig from her head. A perpetrator, who was estimated by witnesses to be 14 to 16 years old, punched the woman in the face with both fists. The group cheered on the attacker, a police spokeswoman said. Only when other passengers intervened did the group let go of the woman, got out and fled. The victim was taken to a hospital with serious facial injuries. The police are now evaluating the videos from the surveillance camera on the train.
In Münster, a 25-year-old had been beaten a week earlier when he asked a 20-year-old man at Christopher Street Day to stop insulting and threatening two women in a queer manner.
The 20-year-old is said to have hit the transman named Malte at least once with his fist, causing him to fall. Five days later, Malte C. died of his injuries. The craniocerebral trauma at the back of the head could have been the immediate cause of death, the public prosecutor said after the autopsy on Monday. It is also rumored that the 25-year-old died of medical complications from the artificial coma he was placed in after the attack. That will be clarified, said the spokesman.
suspect in custody
Legally, however, this does not play a major role, the charge does not depend on it. The 20-year-old is in custody on suspicion of causing bodily harm resulting in death. He was arrested on Friday after fleeing with another man on the day of the crime. The public prosecutor's office in Münster assumes a queer-hostile background.
The companion contacted the police on Sunday. He was heard as a witness on Monday, said a spokesman for the public prosecutor's office. There is no reliable evidence that he was involved in the insults before the physical attack.
Trans people are people who do not identify with the gender they were assigned at birth.