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Dhaka, Sunday   25 October 2020

9 held over beheading school teacher in France

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 05:10 PM, 18 October 2020  

9 held over beheading school teacher in France

9 held over beheading school teacher in France

The France police have arrested nine people for beheading a school teacher in broad daylight on the street in a Paris suburb on Friday.

The attack took place around 5 pm local time on Friday in front of a school in the Conflante Saint-Honorin area in north-west Paris. The assailant was shot dead by police shortly after the incident, Al Jazeera reported. 

A French police official told the Associated Press that the suspected killer had a knife and an Airsoft gun in his hand. Police shot and killed the man 800 meters away from the place where the teacher was killed.

Investigators say efforts are underway to uncover who else was involved with the gunman. That is why the interrogation is going on after the arrest of nine people.

According to the police, about 10 days ago, the history teacher showed some cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in his class, which is very offensive to Muslims. He had been receiving death threats since the debate over the cartoon.

A source in the French judiciary told the AFP news agency that nine people had been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the killings. Police are reportedly conducting an investigation at the scene.

French President Emmanuel Macron visited the spot after the incident and described the incident as a “terrorist attack”.

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