Police have launched an investigation after an Eritrean man, Khaled Idris Bahray, was found dead outside his Dresden home in east Germany on Tuesday.
The Guardian reports Bahray, 20, was last seen when he left his apartment on Monday evening to go shopping but never returned home. A resident, who lived in the Leubnitz-Neuostra district, found his body Tuesday morning.
Police initially said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death, saying on Tuesday: “Up to now there are no indications of foul play.”
But after a flurry of activity on social network sites and inquiries by a local journalist from the newspaper MOPO24 as well as from members of the 35,000-strong Eritrean community in Germany as to how it could be ruled out so quickly that the man had been the victim of assault, police said a murder investigation had been launched.
“From the external marks on the corpse it is not possible to deduce what happened. Due to the fact there is reasonable suspicion to indicate an unnatural death, the murder commission is now investigating,” said a police spokesman, Dieter Kroll. Source: Guardian
There is chatter on social media sites that seems to believe Khaled Idris Bahray may have been a victim of an attack by a sympathizer of the anti-Muslim Pegida movement. The police have yet to disclose a motive in his death.