Ahmed Loutoub, father of the child whose body was found in August 1987 in a ditch of the A10 motorway, had filed a first application which had been rejected last December.

Ahmed Loutoub, 66, father of Inass, the child whose body was found in August 1987 in a ditch of the A10 motorway, was released Thursday and placed under judicial control, AFP learned. source close to the file in Orleans.

This decision was taken after a hearing held in camera on Thursday morning. His former wife, Halima El Bakhti, remains incarcerated. Ahmed Loutoub had filed a first application which had been rejected last December, the general counsel put forward the risk of consultation between the father of the child and witnesses or possible accomplices. Since he was imprisoned a year ago, Ahmed Loutoub has been hospitalized several times.

He lived "a hell" with his violent wife

According to his lawyer, Frank Berton, the mother of the girl "alone is at the origin of the facts". During his detention, Ahmed Loutoub expressed his relief at being arrested after living "a hell" with his violent wife with him and their three daughters. He had waited for 2010, the date of the majority of the last of their six children, to seek a divorce. The two older sisters and the four younger brothers of the little Inass were constituted civil party.

After learning of the death of Inass on the evening of August 10, 1987, he made the decision to leave the body on the road to Morocco the next day, and to say nothing to the police not to deprive his children of their mother. In the absence of witnesses and clues, with just a posthumous portrait, intense research had been conducted throughout France until DNA analysis of a delinquent member of the family gave a trail that led to the arrest of the parents in June 2018.

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