THIS STORY WAS UPDATED
An 18-year-old youth was killed by two suspects Sunday at 10.30 pm at the Kannelmäki train station of Helsinki, according to a statement by the Helsinki Police. The two suspects are allegedly skinheads and stabbed the victim, who is a Somali Finn, eight times.
The police did not confirm by midday the ethnic background of the victim or the suspects.
The family of the young victim, who was the eldest child, suffered another death when their newborn child died at birth.
The 18-year-old victim.
An interesting matter to watch from the case is how long it will take for the police to determine if what happened was a hate crime or not.
One Somali Finn told Migrant Tales that there are two versions of what led to the death of the young man. One of these is that it was a gang fight and the other was that he was attacked and killed by two skinheads.
Some are asking as well how the media and police would react if the victim were a white Finn and the suspects to members of Finland’s racialized community.
Migrant Tales will continue to update readers when new news is available.
Thank you, Christian Thibault, for the heads-up.