The French police has arrested on Tuesday, four members of a family by their relationship with the death of another relative, a child of nine years old who died last September 17, in Mulhouse, a city of about 110,000 inhabitants, located in the east of France, after having been beaten with violence, allegedly for refusing to do the homework. As reported on Wednesday by radio France Bleu Alsace, the authorities have been put under police custody, the elder sister of the small, 20 years old, his older brother, 19, the girlfriend of him and the mother of the child.MORE INFORMATION Convicted a father for slapping his daughter after refusing to do homework, A baby of 11 months, severe intoxication, cannabis and cocaine
according To the first elements of the investigation, the boy was violently beaten with blunt objects, including a broom stick, for refusing to do the homework, according to the account of the prosecutor's office, has informed Le Parisien. The crime occurred in the residence of the family, located in the street Huguenin, near the centre of Mulhouse. The police located the older brother of 19 years, as main author of the assault that ended the life of the child. The sister of 20 years and the bride's brother —who is pregnant— witnessed the scene and one of them even participated in the beating, according to police sources who have spoken with the local newspaper Dernièrs Nouvelles D'alsace Pinbahis (DNA). The mother, who was traveling for business reasons near the country's capital, Paris, encouraged the older ones to punish blows to the small, according to information published by DNA.
The 17th of September, when the minor died, the family members tell the emergency services and security forces. These found the nine year old pulling on the floor of the living room, with a cardiac arrest. The doctors failed to revive him. The strange explanations given by the family, according to information published by DNA, led police to begin an investigation. In addition, the body of the small had a lot of bruising. The autopsy also alerted the police officers. The final step for the arrest of the four members of the family came later: the results of a medical testing-forensic showed, according to the researchers, the blow killed the child.
The four detainees to appear Thursday in a court in Mulhouse. The judge of instruction should clarify the alleged implications of the members of the family in the death of the child: who led the coups, who was an accomplice in the beating and who knew the facts and did not report.