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Pregnant girl, 20, is murdered in Sweden in suspected honour killing

  • Saga Forsgren Elneborg, 20, was strangled to dying in Swedish metropolis of Örebro
  • Her boyfriend Mohamedamin Abdirisek Ibrahim, 22, allegedly killed her

A seven-month-pregnant girl has been murdered by her boyfriend in a suspected honour killing, police in Sweden say.

Saga Forsgren Elneborg, 20, was discovered strangled to dying with a lamp wire at residence within the metropolis of Örebro – which is 2 hours from the capital Stockholm.

Prosecutors declare that her boyfriend, Mohamedamin Abdirisek Ibrahim, 22, from Somalia, killed her in April final yr relatively than face the disgrace of introducing the mom of his little one to his Muslim household.

Saga’s household stated by way of their lawyer that it had been a ‘lengthy and painful wait’ of over a yr earlier than Ibrahim was charged for Saga’s homicide every week in the past. He doesn’t seem to have been charged with the homicide of his unborn little one.

Police launched a 1,000 web page arrest report containing photos of the wire and crime scene within the bed room – the place Saga’s physique was discovered subsequent to her mattress, reportedly buried underneath a marble desk prime.

Indeed, prosecutors state that he grew up in a family that believed relationship a ‘white’ girl is ‘not okay’ and that he ‘should date a girl of the identical tradition’ – and hid the 2 yr relationship from his mom as a result of she wouldn’t settle for it.

Saga Forsgren Elneborg (pictured), 20, was strangled to death with a lamp cord in her flat in the Swedish city of Örebro - allegedly by her boyfriend, Mohamedamin Abdirisek Ibrahim, local media report

Saga Forsgren Elneborg (pictured), 20, was strangled to dying with a lamp wire in her flat within the Swedish metropolis of Örebro – allegedly by her boyfriend, Mohamedamin Abdirisek Ibrahim, native media report

Prosecutors claim that her boyfriend, Mohamedamin Abdirisek Ibrahim (pictured together), 22, from Somalia, killed her in April last year rather than face the shame of introducing the mother of his child to his Muslim family

Prosecutors declare that her boyfriend, Mohamedamin Abdirisek Ibrahim (pictured collectively), 22, from Somalia, killed her in April final yr relatively than face the disgrace of introducing the mom of his little one to his Muslim household

This is the lamp found at the crime scene. Saga was strangled, allegedly with the black cord of this bedside lamp

This is the lamp discovered on the crime scene. Saga was strangled, allegedly with the black wire of this bedside lamp

Police have released pictures of the murder weapon and the crime scene in her bedroom, where Saga's body was found next to her bed (yellow), reportedly buried under a marble table top (centre, on the bed). Pictured on the left is the table underlay and right a phone charging cable

Police have launched photos of the homicide weapon and the crime scene in her bed room, the place Saga’s physique was discovered subsequent to her mattress (yellow), reportedly buried underneath a marble desk prime (centre, on the mattress). Pictured on the left is the desk underlay and proper a telephone charging cable

Saga's (pictured) family said via their lawyer that it had been a 'long and painful wait' until Ibrahim was charged for Saga's murder a week ago

Saga’s (pictured) household stated by way of their lawyer that it had been a ‘lengthy and painful wait’ till Ibrahim was charged for Saga’s homicide every week in the past

A handout image launched by native police exhibits Mohamedamin Abdirisek Ibrahim. He seems to be 6’3ft tall

In the indictment, prosecutor Elisabeth Anderson wrote: ‘Mohamedamin Abdirisek Ibrahim has killed Saga Forsgren Elneborg by suffocating and strangling her via stress on her neck with an affect on the trachea and the blood provide to the top.’

She added in a press launch: ‘I imply that the homicide occurred in an honor context as a result of the person wished to protect or restore his and his household’s honor by killing the girl who was carrying his little one.’

In textual content messages to Saga, Ibrahim advised her he would inform his relations about their relationship and child on April 28, 2023 – the evening of Saga’s homicide.

He expressed feeling nervous about telling them and wrote: ‘Feels like I can virtually really feel my heartbeat all the best way all the way down to my abdomen.’

Saga tried to reassure him and promised that ‘it is going to be nice’. In his final textual content to his girlfriend, Ibrahim claimed he advised one particular person. Saga’s follow-up messages, asking him the way it was going and for him to ‘speak to me’, remained unanswered.

State prosecutor Elisabeth Anderson alleges that Ibrahim then went to Saga’s flat, the place he ‘violently’ strangled her to dying with the cable of her bedside lamp, in keeping with native outlet Aftonbladet.

Their child boy, who weighed 1.7kg on the time and measured simply 1.5ft from head to toe, additionally died inside Saga’s womb. 

There isn’t any proof to counsel that Ibrahim’s household was both concerned in Saga’s homicide or that they requested for her to be killed, in keeping with native media.

Further text messages between the Saga and her alleged killer revealed that Ibrahim tried to convince his girlfriend to have an abortion shortly after she got pregnant, but Saga (pictured) wanted to have the child and was excited about becoming a mother

Further textual content messages between the Saga and her alleged killer revealed that Ibrahim tried to persuade his girlfriend to have an abortion shortly after she obtained pregnant, however Saga (pictured) wished to have the kid and was enthusiastic about changing into a mom

A selfie taken by Saga shows her pregnant standing next to a lovingly-made crib in her bedroom, ready for the arrival of her baby son Esaiah

A selfie taken by Saga exhibits her pregnant standing subsequent to a lovingly-made crib in her bed room, prepared for the arrival of her child son Esaiah

In text messages to Saga, Ibrahim (pictured) told her he would tell his relatives about their relationship and baby on April 28, 2023 - the night of Saga's murder

In textual content messages to Saga, Ibrahim (pictured) advised her he would inform his relations about their relationship and child on April 28, 2023 – the evening of Saga’s homicide

Saga's mother told Swedish outlet Nerikes Allehanda : 'She was so happy. She would move to a new apartment and start her life as a mother. This is the worst thing imaginable'

Saga’s mom advised Swedish outlet Nerikes Allehanda : ‘She was so completely happy. She would transfer to a brand new condo and begin her life as a mom. This is the worst factor possible’

Saga, who was excited about becoming a mother, sent ultrasound pictures of her baby son to her loved ones

Saga, who was enthusiastic about changing into a mom, despatched ultrasound photos of her child son to her family members

She also shared a picture of her positive pregnancy test with her loved ones

She additionally shared an image of her optimistic being pregnant check along with her family members

In another picture, Saga shows off tiny socks and trainers for her baby son in red, grey, white and black by sports brand Jordan

In one other image, Saga exhibits off tiny socks and trainers for her child son in pink, gray, white and black by sports activities model Jordan 

Another ultrasound photo, which Saga held up in one hand to take a photo of it, also showed her unborn son

Another ultrasound picture, which Saga held up in a single hand to take a photograph of it, additionally confirmed her unborn son

Further textual content messages between the Saga and her alleged killer revealed that Ibrahim tried to persuade his girlfriend to have an abortion shortly after she obtained pregnant. 

‘I do know we will make it, however I will not have the ability to hold my household. If it had been potential, there would have been no drawback with retaining the kid,’ he advised her.

But Saga was enthusiastic about changing into a mom, telling him that she would have the child, even with out her boyfriend’s assist, in keeping with Anderson.

Heartbreaking photographs present how Saga had ready to turn into a mom, excitedly sharing snaps and milestones along with her family and friends.

One selfie taken by Saga exhibits her pregnant standing subsequent to a lovingly-made crib in her bed room, prepared for the arrival of her child son Esaiah. 

She additionally despatched ultrasound photos of her child son to her family members, in addition to an image of her optimistic being pregnant check.

In one other image, Saga confirmed off tiny socks and trainers for her child son in pink, gray, white and black by sports activities model Jordan. 

A second selfie taken throughout her being pregnant exhibits Saga smiling into the digital camera as she lovingly touched her child bump. 

Saga’s mom advised Swedish outlet Nerikes Allehanda: ‘She was so completely happy. She would transfer to a brand new condo and begin her life as a mom. This is the worst factor possible.’ 

Despite her refusal to have the abortion he requested for, Ibrahim continued the connection and deliberate for a future with Saga.

A selfie taken during her pregnancy shows Saga smiling into the camera as she lovingly touches her baby bump

A selfie taken throughout her being pregnant exhibits Saga smiling into the digital camera as she lovingly touches her child bump

A picture included in the police report showed pregnant Saga, forming a heart with her hands as she is holding them over her baby bump

An image included within the police report confirmed pregnant Saga, forming a coronary heart along with her arms as she is holding them over her child bump

Text messages between Saga (pictured) and Ibrahim reveal that he had planned to tell his relatives about their relationship and baby on April 28, 2023 - the night of Saga's murder

Text messages between Saga (pictured) and Ibrahim reveal that he had deliberate to inform his relations about their relationship and child on April 28, 2023 – the evening of Saga’s homicide

A collage of pictures shows Saga during her pregnancy, lovingly holding her baby bump

A collage of images exhibits Saga throughout her being pregnant, lovingly holding her child bump

Pictured above is the gravestone of Saga and her unborn son Esaiah

Pictured above is the headstone of Saga and her unborn son Esaiah

Anderson alleges that Ibrahim didn’t consider that his household would dwell ‘honourably’ if he had the child along with his girlfriend, however stored this from his girlfriend to not make her really feel responsible and to not ‘make her take the child away’. 

The prosecutor additionally claims that Ibrahim’s DNA was discovered underneath Saga’s fingernails.

‘It has been and nonetheless is a troublesome time for all [of] Saga’s relative,’ stated Elisabeth Massi Fritz, who represents Saga’s household.

‘The homicide of Saga is a merciless and ruthless homicide with an honor motive. There are many aggravating circumstances within the deed which we are going to spotlight throughout the trial,’ Massi Fritz advised Aftonbladet.

Ibrahim is because of go on trial for the homicide on April 10, practically a yr after his girlfriend Saga was killed. The trial is anticipated to final 15 days.

He denies any wrongdoing and advised police in an interrogation that he cherished Saga and was nonetheless in disbelief over her dying: ‘I’ve been in denial for 9 months now.’