Europe

Woman dragged behind car on cord in Germany badly injured

  • Policemen secure a street in Hameln, Germany, Monday Nov. 21, 2016. A woman was seriously injured when she was dragged Sunday through the streets of the northern German town behind a car with a cord tied around her neck. Her ex-partner later turned himself in to authorities, prosecutors said Monday,  (Julian Stratenschulte/dpa via AP)

    Policemen secure a street in Hameln, Germany, Monday Nov. 21, 2016. A woman was seriously injured when she was dragged Sunday through the streets of the northern German town behind a car with a cord tied around her neck. Her ex-partner later turned himself in to authorities, prosecutors said Monday, (Julian Stratenschulte/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Policewomen  walk along  a street in Hameln, Germany, Monday Nov. 21, 2016. A woman was seriously injured when she was dragged Sunday through the streets of the northern German town behind a car with a cord tied around her neck. Her ex-partner later turned himself in to authorities, prosecutors said Monday,  (Julian Stratenschulte/dpa via AP)

    Policewomen walk along a street in Hameln, Germany, Monday Nov. 21, 2016. A woman was seriously injured when she was dragged Sunday through the streets of the northern German town behind a car with a cord tied around her neck. Her ex-partner later turned himself in to authorities, prosecutors said Monday, (Julian Stratenschulte/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

German police say a woman was seriously injured when she was dragged through the streets of a northern town behind a car with a cord tied around her neck. A suspect later turned himself in to authorities.

Police in Hameln said they were treating Sunday evening's incident as an attempted killing. They said the 28-year-old local woman had a cord tied around her neck, which was attached to the car's trailer hitch.

The car drove through several streets, dragging the woman behind it. Police say the woman was found lying on a sidewalk with grave injuries, and at around the same time a 38-year-old man from nearby Bad Muender turned up at a police station and said he was the perpetrator.

There was no immediate word on a possible motive.