The investigation must determine the exact circumstances of these facts.
PRenamed Mounia, a 36-year-old mother was killed Sunday evening at 7.40 p.m. in Evere in particularly chilling circumstances. She was stabbed several times in the neck with a sharp object while she was walking her child in a stroller. She later died in hospital from her injuries. Her child was not injured during the assault.
In this residential town in the north of Brussels, the violence of the facts and the strong emotion they aroused also give way to a large number of questions. This Monday, the public prosecutor communicated on the subject with great reserve. “The Brussels public prosecutor’s office seized an investigating judge on the count of murder and came down to the scene with him. The technical and scientific police laboratory also descended on the scene. Various investigative duties are underway in order to shed light on the exact circumstances of these facts, ”he said, adding that a suspect had been arrested on Sunday evening and that he had been arrested. deprived of his liberty. “He will be heard by the investigating judge within 48 hours of deprivation of liberty. “
The testimony of a local resident, relayed by our colleagues from RTL-TVI, first suggested this Monday that the man arrested could have been an ex-spouse of the victim. A hypothesis denied by the sister-in-law of the victim, questioned by The capital. “She did not know the perpetrator of the crime. It was also not – as some have said – of her ex-husband, knowing that she only had one husband, the daddy of her three children. We do not think either that she was attacked because she wore the veil ”, insisted on clarifying the latter, quoted by our colleagues.
During the day, the mayor of Evere, Ridouane Chahid (PS), wanted to react to the facts. “The death of this mother of three children is a tragedy for her family, her relatives and for the municipality of Evere. The municipality is at their side and will provide them with all the necessary support ”, he said, before recalling“ his attachment to guaranteeing the fundamental freedom for every woman to move around in public space ”.