Woman Burned Alive in Xanthi



Xanthi_PoliceThe police have found the burned body of a woman behind a block of flats in the northern Greek city of Xanthi.

According to information the 33-year-old, daughter of a well-known businessman of Xanthi in the marketing of chick peas, was attacked by unknown assailants outside her parents’ home in 40 Eklissies Street, above the main square.

The perpetrators tried, as indicated by evidence so far, to rape the woman and then after stabbing her, they set her on fire with gasoline removed from a parked motorbike.

The woman was tortured just below the balcony of her parents’ apartment and when neighbors heard the screaming they immediately called the police. She was found naked and burned alive. As expected, the view of the unfortunate woman spread sorrow, shock and fear to all neighbors and both to the men of the police and ambulance forces.

The 33-year old victim lived in Thessaloniki, and came to Xanthi to spend the Christmas holiday with her family.

According to latest information, a special police team from Thessaloniki who reached the crime scene has asked for the trash bins in the area not to be emptied, in the event of finding any kind of evidence that could lead them to the killers, as well as to find the woman’s purse.

Mayor of Xanthi, Michael Stylianidis, obviously shocked by the gruesome incident, expressed his condolences to the victim’s family.