Video emerges of woman fatally beaten in Germany after defending teens

Video emerges of woman fatally beaten in Germany after defending teens

PETALING JAYA - A newly published surveillance video on Monday showed the fatal attack on a young woman after she defended two teenage girls from harassment in Germany.

The Good Samaritan was revealed to be Tugce Albayrak, who passed away on her 23rd birthday on Friday, after her family gave doctors permission to switch off her life support.

Albayrak was in a coma for two weeks after the violent Nov 15 attack outside a fast-food restaurant in the town of Offenbach, in central Germany, where she came to the aid of two young women who were being harassed.

Her death has been mourned with candlelight vigils across Germany.

The girls who were being harassed were not captured in the video released by German tabloid Bild on Monday, but witnesses reported seeing Albayrak stepped in to help the two girls in distress.

Associated Press reported that the video of the attack shows a man, identified as 18-year-old Sanel M. who is currently in police custody, being held back by another young man before Sanel M. appears to strike Albayrak on the the head and she falls to the ground unmoving.

According to reports, an Offenbach police spokesman said that no further witnesses had come forward since the release of the video, and hopes that the two teenage girls will get in touch with police.

Since the incident, Albayrak who is a German-Turkish university student who aimed to become a high school teacher, has been lauded by many as a hero for protecting the teenage girls.

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