Agitu Ideo Gudeta, an Ethiopian refugee has been killed in Frassilongo in the northern Italian region of Trentino.
The lady was raped before being killed by a Ghanaian employee on her farm. The man, identified as Adams Suleimani, reportedly killed Agitu with a hammer after raping her.
He reportedly killed her for failing to pay his salary.
Agitu came to Italy as a refugee in 2010 and has been praised as a refugee success story.
She became a symbol of integration after successfully managing to create a farm where she raised goats for her cheese business.
The 42 year old Ethiopian lady established her farm called La Capra Felice (The Happy Goat) on a previously abandoned land.
She sought refuge in Italy after her participation in protests against “land-grabbing” angered local authorities, Al Jazeera reported.
In 2018, Agitu received racially motivated threats. In fact when news of her killing broke yesterday, many thought she was a victim of racial violence.