Berlin Transgender Woman Set Herself On Fire
The trans woman, who set herself on fire on Tuesday afternoon at Alexanderplatz in Berlin, succumbed to her injuries on the same day. The Berlin police announced on Wednesday. The investigation into death will be carried out by the responsible criminal police commissioner. Political motivation could continue to be ruled out on the basis of previous investigations and findings, said the authority.
On Tuesday around 1:20 p.m. in front of a department store, the woman doused herself with a flammable liquid from a petrol can and then set it on fire (queer.de reported). An employee of the department store was then able to extinguish the flames quickly and alerted the Berlin fire brigade.