A mother of three children was slaughtered in the middle of the street in Evere, near Brussels (Belgium) this Sunday evening, while she was walking her baby in a stroller. A suspect has been arrested.
It was a particularly chilling murder that shook Belgium. Mounia, 36, was slaughtered in the middle of the street in Evere by an individual who then fled. The victim was walking her two-month-old baby in a stroller when she was attacked. She died shortly after in hospital, said the Brussels public prosecutor’s office. 48 hours after the facts, the case still contains gray areas, despite the arrest of a suspect.
Her attacker would have followed the mother of the family as she crossed a small park, near rue des Deux-Maisons explains 7sur7. The latter then took out a knife and stabbed her in the neck with motives which remain unknown. The baby was not injured.
A suspect was arrested soon after, using a large police device. This man is said to be 21 years old and known to the police for 25 offenses. Sudpresse. He is said to be mentally ill and has no connection with the mother.
“This murder is an example of gratuitous violence”
The victim’s sister-in-law, originally from Morocco, told The capital that the suspect was not Mounia’s ex-husband: “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 was wearing the veil ”.
“Her husband was going to work and Mounia looked after the children at home. They were 11 and 9 years old, the youngest was only two months old ”, reacted Sara, a close relative of the victim’s family, to 7sur7. “This murder is an example of gratuitous violence”, according to her.
The suspect in custody “Will be heard by the investigating judge within 48 hours of deprivation of liberty”, said the prosecution which should say more within the next few hours about this atrocious affair.