Muslim teenage beauty queen ‘stoned to death’

March 26, 2012 9:43 pm2 commentsViews: 59

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According to a report in British newspaper The Daily Telegraph, a teenage Muslim girl who had participated in a Ukrainian beauty pageant was stoned to death — however, controversy surrounds media reports in the wake of her death.

The body of Katya Koren, the 19-year-old who went missing after allegedly being ‘punished’ for violating Sharia Law, was found in a forest one week later.

Police reports suggest that Koren received head injuries, which may have caused her death.

The Telegraph reports that there were conflicting stories of the motive behind the killing. Local newspapers claimed she was stoned to death by hardline Muslims who were angered by her participation in the beauty contest.

But the police said her killing had nothing to do with sectarian violence and that the girl had been killed by a psychologically troubled classmate who had possibly raped her before battering her to death with a rock.

“A student did it, killing his classmate. There is no other underlying reason, neither religious nor linked with inter-ethnic conflicts,” said Sergei Reznikov, a senior policeman involved in the case.