A 72-year-old woman was raped by a teenage migrant who “lost the will to live” a few months before her attacker was released from prison in Austria.
The woman is reportedly fighting for her life in the intensive care ward of her local hospital after she stopped eating and is only now alive by machines.
“I knew it would end like this,” said her daughter, who was an aid worker for refugees until the tragedy.
A pensioner was attacked by a 17-year-old asylum seeker from Afghanistan when she offered him her hand to pull him from a canal where he was swimming.
When the case was taken to court, the teenager, Wahab M. , Was imprisoned for 20 months.
He is not deported upon his release because the punishment does not exceed three years.
The woman was attacked in the fall of last year while walking her dog by the canal in Traiskirchen, which is where Austria’s largest refugee center is located.
She told the court at the time, “It was a really hot day and I decided to take my dog for a walk along the Shweishat River, and I saw two young men swimming there.”
She said that one of the guys reached out his hand and asked her to help him go to the bank that she gave her.
She said: Suddenly I felt a blow from the back.
She was grabbed and then pushed to the ground, and the attacker put his hand on her mouth and used his other hand to tear her clothes off and rape her.
A friend of the elderly woman, Hans Veseli, 72, said: “The dog she was with was 13 years old, and unfortunately he was not able to protect his mistress from the attack.”
The woman, who weighed only 7.5 stones, was able to return home as she closed the door and was later found by a friend.
Fisley said: ‘She’s not the same woman anymore. She does not trust being left alone and not leaving the house, and she has become very vulnerable since the accident.
Her daughter said, ‘She’s going through a horrific ending, when I look at her, her eyes are completely empty, and her body is now just skin and bones. I knew it would turn out like this, I lost the desire to live after that.