A three-year-old child was beaten to death Thursday evening July 1, in Saint-Denis de la Réunion, and his stepfather indicted and imprisoned on Saturday, we learned from a judicial source The man had been placed in police custody from Thursday. It was presented to the prosecution on Saturday afternoon. He was then indicted for “violence resulting in death”.
The incident took place in the apartment that the victim’s mother and her two other sons, aged seven and nine, occupied with the alleged beater. The autopsy established that the child died from a series of beatings. The stepfather was alone with the child at the time of the incident.
The identity and age of the stepfather, as well as the exact circumstances of the facts, have not been indicated at this stage by the investigators. In a relationship with the victim’s mother for four to five months, the man was not known to the justice services until now.