Chechen suspected of beheading French teacher, says justice source


The man suspected of beheading a French teacher who had shown his students cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad is a Chechen. The 18-year-old was shot by police and later died of his injuries. – EPA pic, October 17, 2020.

THE man suspected of beheading a French teacher who had shown his students cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad was an 18-year-old born in Moscow and originating from Russia’s southern region of Chechnya, a judicial source said today.

Five more people have been detained over the murder yesterday outside Paris, including the parents of a child at the school where the teacher was working, bringing to nine the total number currently under arrest, said the source, who asked not to be named. 


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