After the brutal attack on a Pakistani migrant in Vantaa on February 23, the police investigating the case has deemed that what happened is not a hate crime but attempted murder, according to a police statement. The victim and his wife were adamant about the motive of the crime, which they considered racially motivated.
The police raised the charges from suspected manslaughter originally to attempted murder.
If the wife of the victim is to be believed, the fastest conclusion that the police made on the following day after the attack was that what happened was not a racist crime. They claimed that it could not racially motivated because the three white Finnish suspects were intoxicated.
If you ask some members of the nursing staff at the hospital where the Pakistani was treated, they will tell you that they have never seen such a case of brutal violence in their careers.
Without getting into detail, it took four hours to remove the victim’s stitches.
The lack of understanding in the area of ethnic relations to the plight of a visible migrant has overshadowed this case by the police and social workers. Even if the victim’s wife asked such officials repeatedly, the blood stains of her husband were visible on the ground outside of their home for 20 days after the attack.
This is an ongoing story that will be covered during the weekend.