“It is the result of a form of harassment” : a 17-year-old teenager was stabbed to death on Friday, May 14 in Ivry-sur-Seine (Val-de-Marne), we learned from concordant sources.
The 15-year-old alleged murderer was arrested in the early evening, according to a source close to the investigation. The homicide would be linked to a rivalry born on social networks, according to one of the police sources.
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The facts took place in a street of the city Pierre-et-Marie-Curie, at the end of the afternoon, indicated another police source. The judicial police of Val-de-Marne is in charge of the investigation.
The PCF mayor of Ivry-sur-Seine, Philippe Bouyssou told AFP that the victim had ” wanted to try a mediation with the young man who had violently attacked the teenager’s little sister on social networks ”.
“It is the result of a form of harassment on social networks”, he lamented. “I am deeply sad and shocked that this kind of confusion could lead to such a drama”, he added, explaining that he addressed “All his support” to the mother of the victim in the aftermath of the tragedy.
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The phenomenon of rivalries between gangs of young people, with frequent but rarely fatal clashes, resurfaced in the news after the beating of young Yuriy in Paris in January, then the death in February in Essonne of two teenagers during two separate brawls.
In March in Val-d’Oise, a 14-year-old schoolgirl was violently beaten and then thrown into the Seine during a dispute with two comrades in her class from Argenteuil. The two college students, indicted for murder, were the subject of disciplinary proceedings for harassment of the victim. The teenager had seen her phone hacked and photos of her in her underwear posted on Snapchat.