Man held after Somali asylum seeker is run down

There are suspicions that the asylum seeker who was killed in a road accident at the weekend may have been run down by a Somali national who knew her.  Limburg prosecutors have detained a suspect who was initially being interviewed as a witness.  The suspect is a Somali national who knew the victim.

The 21-year-old Somali asylum seeker was run down by a car on Saturday as she was heading for the asylum centre in Heusden-Zolder.

A Somali man is now suspected of intentional grievous bodily harm resulting in death.

Media reports speak of a row between the two but at the minute prosecutors can only say that the two were known to each other.  Prosecutors initially thought this was a hit&run, but CCTV footage and the post-mortem revealed that the woman’s death may not have been an accident.

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