“Yuriy is doing better”. The mother of the college student violently assaulted in the 15th arrondissement of Paris has given news of her son. At the same time, the investigation is continuing and the investigations are looking into the track of a conflict between rival gangs.
The mother of Yuriy, the 15-year-old badly beaten in the 15th arrondissement of Paris on January 15, gave news of her son on her Instagram account on January 25. Placed in an artificial coma for eight days, the schoolboy is now awake. “Yuriy is better today. We thank you for your support and your prayers, ”the mother said on the social network, accompanying her text with a photo of her and her son.
If the young man is now awake, speaking remains complicated: “Today, he wakes up, he tries to express himself”, she specified on BFMTV.
On the evening of January 25, Yuriy’s mother and stepfather were Cyril Hanouna’s guests in the program Touche pas à mon poste on C8. The latter returned to the moment when she discovered her seriously injured son: “It’s very serious what they did with my child. […] Even without a scan, I could see that we had to operate on the head, the head was open everywhere ”, before adding:“ Yuriy told me ‘mum, I don’t know them’ […] I stayed strong, I didn’t cry and I said to her “Yuriy, I promise you we’ll be fine, I promise you we’ll find them”.
Another assault at the heart of the investigation?
The investigation continues around Yuriy’s assault. Investigators wonder about the role of the 15-year-old. According to information from BFMTV, on the day of his assault, Yuriy had a screwdriver in his pocket.
Still according to the 24-hour news channel, a rivalry between a gang of young people from Vanves and a Parisian gang would be at the heart of the investigation. The investigators seek to establish if the young boy has a link with these rivalries. Another young man had been attacked in the 15th arrondissement five days earlier. Investigators wonder if the two cases are related.
On January 24, a mysterious newly created anonymous Twitter account titled “Restore the truth” shared video of another assault on a so far unidentified individual. The Twitter account says: “It’s fine to talk without knowing the whole story. Nobody condones what happened to Yuriy, but the little boy who was beaten with blood just before by Yuriy’s gang, why nobody talks about it? ”Asked the account in a massively relayed message. But, recalls the Figaro, the involvement of Yuriy “in the rivalries is not indicated at this stage”.
The victim before was left in a coma after being assaulted by a dozen young people in hooded jackets. A video of this lynching in order quickly went viral on social networks. According to his mother, Yuriy was with a group of friends after leaving school near the Beaugrenelle shopping center, when they were “surprised by a bunch of young people”.
An investigation was opened for “attempted murder in a group”. The mother has called for witnesses on social networks to find the attackers.
Several celebrities, including footballer Antoine Griezmann and actor Omar Sy, were moved by the fate of the victim and gave him their support.