Muslim girl in beauty contest is stoned to death
A teenage Muslim girl was stoned to death by suspects claiming the 19-year-old has violated Sharia law by taking part in a beauty contest, a British newspaper reports.
The body of Katya Koren was found in a forest near a village in the Crimea region of Ukraine.
Will Stewart of the Daily Mail writes that Koren's remains were found a week after her disappearance.
She appeared to have suffered head injuries and been strangled.
Police are investigating claims that three Muslim youths killed her, saying her death was justified under Islamic law.
The Daily Mail reports one 16-year-old suspect under arrest told police Koren had "violated the laws of Sharia."
According to an official report on a Crimean government website, the 16-year-old classmate confessed to her murder, and gave as his reason, "I just wanted to kill her."