Seine-Saint-Denis: an 8-year-old girl dies, the father taken into police custody

Seine-Saint-Denis: an 8-year-old girl dies, the father taken into police custody
Seine-Saint-Denis: an 8-year-old girl dies, the father taken into police custody

The investigation, initially opened on the charge of violence against a 15-year-old minor by ascendant, switched to an investigation on the count of murder on a 15-year-old minor. It is entrusted to the Territorial Security of Seine-Saint-Denis, said the prosecutor’s office.

Emergency services were called late Sunday afternoon and transported the child to hospital when she was already in cardiorespiratory arrest, said the Source close to the investigation.

The father, aged 49, was present at the time of the incident. He was arrested on the spot because “he presented sufficient evidence to justify being placed in police custody,” continued this Source.

No details have been given at this stage on the circumstances of the events which led to the death of the little girl.

This death comes a week after that of a four-year-old child found dead in his house in Stains, in the same department. The little boy’s mother and stepfather were indicted for murder and imprisoned.

The body of the child, born in September 2019, was found naked lying in the middle of the living room, with marks of blows and a burn, according to a police Source.

At the time of her arrest, the mother admitted to having hit her son for “a frivolous motive”, according to the same Source. Pieces of a broom handle, a skipping rope and a belt were seized by investigators.

In 2023, more than 60 children were killed by their parents, according to La Voix de l’Enfant, an association which carries out a count based on cases reported in the media.

A report submitted to the government in 2019 estimated that a child was killed every five days.

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