Big hearted Swedish girl who worked at muslim refugee center…STABBED BY MUSLIM REFUGEE
- Alexandra Mezher, 22, fatally stabbed at migrant centre where she worked
- Her family, who are originally from Lebanon, described her as ‘an angel’
- Boy aged 15 living at the centre has been arrested on suspicion of murder
- Teenage killer was overpowered by other children living at the centre
- Incident comes as Swedish police demand more resources to stem rising violence in the country which they say is linked to the migrant crisis
The mother of the young Swedish social worker who was stabbed to death by a 15-year-old asylum seeker at a shelter for unaccompanied minors has described her daughter as her ‘angel’.
Alexandra Mezher, 22, was attacked by a teenage boy at her workplace, a housing facility for unaccompanied refugee children in Molndal, near Gothenburg, and later died in hospital.
Today, Chiméne Mezher spoke of her heartbreak after the shock stabbing of her daughter, just months after she started working at the refugee housing.
The centre in Molndal is home to ten children aged 14-17, who have all arrived in Sweden seeking asylum without a parent or a guardian.
Police said Miss Mezher was attacked shortly before 8am by a 15-year-old boy, who was then apprehended by other children living at the centre.
The 22-year-old was taken to Sahlgrenska Hospital in Gothenburg, but died later on Monday as a result of her injuries.
Officers discovered a knife at the scene and the teenager has since been arrested on suspicion of murder.
The 22-year-old is believed to have been living with her parents Boutros, 46, and Chiméne, originally from Lebanon, and her younger brothers in Borås, some 40 miles from Molndal.
‘She was my air, she was my everything, why her?,’ a distraught Mrs Mezher told GoteborgsPosten.
Miss Mezher’s mother told the newspaper she has not been able to sleep since the death of her daughter.
‘She was not just my daughter, she was my angel. She was a just and fair human being. There were so many who loved her. She was my daughter, my friend.. my mate.’
A cousin described Miss Mezher, who reportedly loved working out in the gym and was looking to go back to university to do a masters degree in social science, as ‘an angel’.
She told Swedish media: ‘It is so terrible. She was a person who wanted to do good, who wanted to be good.
‘And then he murdered her when she was doing her job. We have cried a lot. She was such a nice person, warm and happy.’
She added: ‘It is the Swedish politicians’ fault that she is dead.’
Swedish police have today praised the actions of the other children living in the facility, hailing them ‘heroes’ after they overpowered the 15-year-old after he attacked Miss Mezher.
‘Two boys held him down. It is a very good intervention. Had he intended to hurt anyone else, then they have prevented that,’ police spokesperson Peter
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