Four relatives of a 9-year old kid who was apparently beaten to death in eastern France were captured on Wednesday over doubts he was killed for refusing to do his homework, investigators said.
The kid’s mom, 20-year-old sister, 19-year-old sibling, and the sibling’s sweetheart were arrested over his demise at his home in the city of Mulhouse on September 17.
His mom was not at home at the time but rather was arrested for questioning.
The circumstances of his death are still unclear but prosecutors believe he was badly beaten for refusing to do his homework.
An autopsy showed the beating as the probable cause of death.
The boy’s sister, brother and the brother’s girlfriend called emergency services, but paramedics were unable to revive him.