The suspect was arrested by police on Friday (illustration). - F.Brenon / 20Minutes
A man was indicted and imprisoned Sunday, suspected of having violently struck his 6-year-old son in Tremblay-en-France (Seine-Saint-Denis), we learned from the prosecutor's office in Bobigny. Heard in police custody Friday after the alleged events, the 45-year-old father was indicted for "violence resulting in permanent disability on minor fifteen years by ascendant" and placed in pre-trial detention, the prosecution told AFP. Judicial information, led by an investigating judge, was opened.
The little boy, transported to the hospital by the emergency services, suffers from "irreversible brain damage" which plunged him into a state of brain death, said the prosecution. The facts took place Friday afternoon in Tremblay-en-France, at the family home where the couple and their children reside, according to a police source.
Increase in domestic violence with coronavirus
Domestic or intra-family violence has been exacerbated since the start of confinement, decided by the government on March 17 to fight against the spread of the new coronavirus. Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said Thursday that domestic violence had increased by 36% in the area of the Paris police prefecture, which includes Seine-Saint-Denis.
The Secretary of State for Gender Equality, Marlène Schiappa, announced on Saturday the installation of "ephemeral support points" in shopping centers to accommodate victims of domestic violence, whose travel is limited and the taking in charge made complicated by containment. "The situation can escalate at any time when you live with a violent person," she said.
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