A man was taken into custody on Saturday suspected of stabbing his wife and two-year-old daughter in Aubervilliers, where his sister broke out of windows to escape him, AFP learned from a source police officer and with the Bobigny prosecutor’s office.
Around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, the emergency services intervened in an apartment in the city center of Aubervilliers to take care of three people including a two-year-old girl, according to a police source. The mother and child died soon after.
The sister of the respondent, also injured, was transported in absolute urgency to the hospital. She had jumped out the window to escape her brother, according to the police source.
In addition to the “family context”, the circumstances of the tragedy are still unclear for the time being, said the prosecution.
The family was not followed within the framework of a protocol of domestic violence. The thirty-something, “unfavorably known to the police,” was taken into custody.
The investigation opened for homicides by spouse and by ascendant and for attempted homicide was entrusted to the judicial police service of the department.
According to the latest report from the Ministry of the Interior, 102 women were killed at the hands of their spouse or ex-spouse in 2020. They were 146 in 2019.