Abused 8 Year Old Eritrean Girl Dies in Swiss Hospital. Police Arrest Two
The girl originally from Eritrea died. Two people close to her were arrested
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www.20min.ch | www.tio.ch | February 22, 2018
As reported by the cantonal police Bern, an eight-year-old girl died in a hospital on the night of Friday. The child was taken to the hospital last Thursday night and immediately treated there.
Initial investigations showed that the girl from Eritrea had been mistreated. Whether the mistreatment led to the death of the girl is the subject of the investigation.
Police continue to tell that a man and a woman from the child’s environment have been arrested. According to cantonal police, the girl has no evidence of sexual abuse. It grew up recently in a family environment in Bern, in which there were no other children.
Shock in the community
“It hurts my heart,” says Tekie Andemichael, former president of the Eritrean Canton of Bern. He did not hear about the case until Thursday, from the media. “At our club, nobody knows anything,” says Andemichael. He continues: “Of course, this does not correspond to our culture at all.”
Yonas Gebrehiwet, media spokesman for the Eritrean Media Federation of Switzerland, is shocked: “Every day we are committed to a more just society. No child should be allowed to pass something like that. Everyone in our environment is deeply touched. »