By Living Samuel
Death descended on Rayan, a seemingly uneventful young man. The facts took place on the night of Saturday to Sunday May 21, 2023, rue de l’Égalité aux Lilas (Seine-Saint-Denis). The 25-year-old victim was assaulted The bladed weapon by a dozen individuals, indicates the parquet floor of Bobigny to news Seine-Saint-Denisconfirming information from Parisian.
Seriously affected in the groin, he died a few hours later in hospital. A survey for organized gang murder was opened and entrusted to the judicial police, indicates the public ministry.
No arrests at this stage
The circumstances that led to the sudden death of the twenty-something still remain to be clarified. The testimonies of the cousins of the victim, present at the time of the facts, have not yet led to the arrest of the perpetrators of the attack.
Above all, the profile of the victim contrasts with the hypotheses of a settling of scores or a rivalry between neighborhoods, as may have been the case in the past between the Lilas, Bagnolet and the Pre Saint-Gervais.
According to the Ile-de-France daily, the boy was unknown to the police and officially lived in the town of Drancy (Seine-Saint-Denis). On social networks, his entourage, bereavedpaints an even more distant portrait of these neighborhood violence.
“My family is heartbroken”
“My little brother was murdered by a dozen individuals in Les Lilas. These people would come from Pré Saint-Gervais. The stolen phone terminal over there. These people would have thought it was a person living in Les Lilas, but my brother lives in Toulouse with us”, says the brother of the victim, before concluding: “My darling little brother was a dentist. He had just graduated (…). My family is heartbroken.”
According to Rayan’s aunt, herself a dentist, the latter had just started working as a collaborator in his office in Pantin. “Rayan started working with me and full of hope and thirst to learn his craft which he loves so much. He loves people, he loves life and intended to enjoy it, ”she wrote on Facebook.
The City of Lilas, through the voice of its mayor Lionel Benharous, also spoke about the drama, presenting these “sincere condolences” to Rayan’s family and loved ones. “The investigation is underway and the city of Lilas will put all the elements in its possession at the disposal of the police and justice”, promised the city councilor.
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