An Ethiopian refugee has been reportedly raped and murdered in Italy.
Agitu Gudeta was killed on her farm in the northern region of Trentino.
The deceased has been hailed as a symbol of integration in Italy after fleeing Ethiopia.
In 2010, Agitu fled Adis Ababa after her participation in protests against “land-grabbing” angered local authorities.
She has since made Italy her home, making goat’s cheese and beauty products on an abandoned land in Trentino.
The Italian news agency reported that a Ghanaian employee has been arrested in connection with her rape and murder “for money”.
In a 2018 interview with the Reuters news agency, Agitu said she had 180 goats after starting her business with 15 goats.
“I created my space and made myself known, there was no resistance to me,” she was quoted as saying.