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Swedish Woman Elin Krantz Murder Resurfaces as Recent Incident From Germany

A few days ago, misleading information began circulating on various platforms, claiming that a group of six Somali Muslims had been arrested in Germany for gang-raping an 18-year-old girl. However, upon investigation, it’s evident that this news is not recent but rather a decade-old incident that occurred in Sweden. The incident involves the tragic Swedish woman Elin Krantz murder, by a man named Ephrem Yohannes in the Biskopsgården district of Gothenburg on September 26, 2010. The Swedish Embassy in Korea clarified that Yohannes, who was convicted in 2010, was a Christian, not Muslim, dispelling any connection to the current false narrative. The misleading and old news was resurfaced by many users including a habitual propagandist @ajaychauhan41.

The Actual Incident

Elin Krantz, a 27-year-old Swedish woman, was brutally murdered by Ephrem Yohannes, a 23-year-old Ethiopian immigrant. Contrary to the false claims, Ephrem Yohannes, the man responsible for her death, was not a Muslim, as wrongly asserted by propagandists. He was a Christian who committed this heinous act.

She was attacked after leaving from a tram in Gothenburg, Sweden, in September 2010. Yohannes brutally assaulted and attempted to rape her before taking her life. His DNA was found on Krantz’s body, leading to his arrest and subsequent conviction for murder and attempted rape. Yohannes was sentenced to 16 years in prison and was to be deported after serving his sentence.


In conclusion, the incident is not recent and has nothing to do with Germany or Muslims being accused. The tragic Swedish Woman Elin Krantz Murder in Sweden in 2010 has been mischaracterized and falsely linked to Muslim immigrants living in Germany. This baseless narrative not only perpetuates falsehoods but also disrespects the memory of Elin Krantz. Following comprehensive analysis and meticulous fact-checking, our team has investigated the claim. You can refer to the findings of this inquiry in the Twitter thread embedded below. Moreover, you can refer to the news article by [archive] or [archive] and also the Wikipedia page dedicated to the murder of Elin Krantz [archive].

Claim: Recent news alleges the arrest of Somali Muslims in Germany for gang rape.

Fact: This news misrepresents a decade-old murder in Sweden; the perpetrator, Ephrem Yohannes, was a Christian, not Muslim.

In our pursuit of accurate and unbiased information, we’ve diligently fact-checked the claims surrounding the incident. Misinformation can sow discord and disrupt communal harmony. Your support matters greatly in our mission to foster an informed and united society. Together, let’s strive to make India and Indians proud, upholding truth and unity. Jai Hind.

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