A 37-year-old Afghan male – whose initials are R.H. – has been arrested in the asylum center in Bogovadja, near Lajkovac, in western Serbia.
The suspect has been placed in police custody after he “threw his 22-year-old (female) cousin through the window” of the facility, Serbian media reports said on Thursday.
The young woman has been seriously injured – but her life is not in danger – and she is currently being cared for in the General Hospital in Valjevo, the daily Vecernje Novosti reported on Thursday.
The newspaper said that the incident was preceded by “an altercation – the motives of which are currently unknown.”
Before throwing the woman out of the window, R.H. also “struck her several times.”
The suspect is being held by the Serbian police and will face criminal charges, the newspaper has reported.
The Bogovadja Center – owned by the Belgrade Red Cross Resort facilities – has been as an asylum accommodation center for several years now.