The public prosecutor at the court of Oued Rhiou in the wilaya of Relizane delivered an official statement with respect to the tragedy that cost the lives of two young people yesterday evening.
The public prosecutor informs, in a statement, that a young man aged fifteen lost his life after being hit by a police car. Another youth was seriously injured following the accident. These tragedy followed riots and disturbances to public order, as stated in the statement.
Several people gathered and blocked the road with stones and barricades. According to the same statement, they ransacked public infrastructure and burned plastic tools. “These people also fired shots at the security forces and tried to enter the compound of Daïra security in order to get their hands on a police officer implicated in the accident,” said the prosecutor in his press release. And to add: “During the intervention of the police, two people were injured which led to their deaths”.
The public prosecutor at the court of Oued Rhiou has, moreover, announced “the opening of an investigation to shed light on the circumstances of the tragedy and define the responsibilities.”