a man pushed a CHILD into the tracks of a train
The authorities of Germany have arrested, on Tuesday 30th July, a man suspected of pushing an eight-year-old boy and his mother in the Frankfurt on the train tracks, an event that resulted in the child's death.
The man, of Eritrean nationality, pushed a woman and her son onto the tracks. While the woman managed to dodge the train, it rolled the boy. The man pushed a third person, who managed to avoid falling to the tracks.
Prosecutors have indicated that the 40-year-old man is accused of murder and attempted murder. The Swiss Police had issued an arrest warrant against the suspect for allegedly threatening his neighbor and his own family in his locality where he lived, near Zurich.
The Swiss authorities have also pointed out that the suspect, who arrived illegally in the country in 2006 and achieved asylum two years later, was admitted to a psychiatric hospital this year.
The man worked at a public transport company until January, when he was discharged. The Police have ruled out the possibility that it had radicalized or had a terrorist background.
Around 400 people participated during the day in a ceremony in Frankfurt in memory of the deceased child. "We cannot believe that a life that had just begun has ended so uselessly," said Carsten Baumann, director of a Christian charitable organization that has organized the event.