Belgian police arrested a suspect after an area mayor had his throat slashed in a graveyard, authorities stated Tuesday as they probed a homicide that shocked the nation.
Alfred Gadenne, 71, was discovered useless on Monday in a cemetery the place he opened and locked the gates daily, close to his house in Mouscron, close to the French border,
Local media stated the suspect is an 18-year-old who attacked the mayor to avenge his father, a former city worker who was sacked and dedicated suicide in 2015.
The case sparked sturdy emotion on Tuesday in Belgium. Prime Minister Charles Michel on Twitter stated he realized “with alarm” the death of Gadenne, who he stated was broadly favored by all.
Mouscron, a city of about 60,000 folks, is thought for its pubs and nightlife that draws revellers from close by France.
Martine Aubry, the previous French Socialist occasion chief and long-time mayor of neighbouring Lille in a tweet stated she was “horrified” by his death.