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investigation into the death of a young man hit by a tram

An investigation for “intentional violence in meetings” was opened at the end of March after the death of a young man in Bobigny, hit by a tram following violence, announced the Bobigny prosecutor on Monday, while presidential candidates wonder about the possibly anti-Semitic nature of the facts.

Hit by tram 1 in Bobigny

On Wednesday February 16, shortly after 8 p.m., a young man was crossing the railway tracks when he was hit by tram 1 in Bobigny, in Seine-Saint-Denis. A few seconds before the tragedy, he had been beaten by young people. Victim of cardio-respiratory arrest and head trauma, he died shortly after midnight in hospital. A first investigation had been opened to determine the circumstances of the death. “The hypothesis that the victim crossed the tram tracks to escape his attackers was naturally taken into account,” said Eric Mathais, in a press release on Monday.

On March 29, a judicial investigation was opened on the head of “” intentional violence in a meeting having led to death without intention to give it, “continued the prosecutor. According to the family of the deceased, Jeremy Cohen, questioned by Radio Shalom, the The young man suffered from a non-visible disability His two brothers were towing at the scene and collected a video showing part of the drama, which was widely shared on social media on Monday.

The investigation was entrusted to the judicial police of the department

According to a police source, a video confirming the hypothesis of an altercation between the victim and several individuals was received on March 10 by the investigators. The investigation was entrusted to the judicial police of the department. The far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, given in the second round against Emmanuel Macron, wondered in a tweet about “the silence on this affair”, wondering about what “could be an anti-Semitic murder”.

His rival Eric Zemmour spoke about it in four tweets. “Did he die to run away from scum? Did he die because he was Jewish? Why is this case covered up?” he asked. “All light must be shed on the circumstances of Jérémy Cohen’s death, his attack before he was hit by a tram in Bobigny,” tweeted environmental candidate Yannick Jadot.

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