A Syrian refugee being housed in n a refugee shelter, pulled out a knife and stabbed a young Swedish girl to death. The 15-year-old suspect was restrained by other asylum seekers and has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Sweden’s Prime Minister, Stefan Lofven, visited the shelter on Monday and expressed his sadness at the “terrible crime”.
“I believe that there are quite many people in Sweden who are very concerned that there may be more cases of this kind, when Sweden receives so many children and youths arriving alone,” he told Radio Sweden.
It came as Sweden’s police commissioner, Dan Eliasson, requested 4,100 additional officers and support staff to help fight terrorism, carry out migrant deportations and police asylum accommodations, The Local reported.
Sweden may reject the asylum applications of up to 80,000 migrants and should prepare to deport them, the interior minister says.
Anders Ygeman said charter aircraft would be used to deport the migrants but it would take several years.
Some 163,000 migrants applied for asylum in Sweden in 2015, the highest per capita number in Europe.
The numbers have fallen significantly since Sweden imposed tighter border controls this year.