Teenager killed by metro in Molenbeek – case postponed to September
Share article:
Share article:

Teenager killed by metro in Molenbeek – case postponed to September

The Brussels council chamber will wait till September to examine the case of Soulaïmane Jamili Archich, a 15-year-old boy who died on February 21st, 2014. The teenager deceased in the Osseghem metro station after being hit by a train. According to the Brussels prosecutor, everything points to suicide. The victim’s family disagrees and filed a complaint and criminal indemnification proceedings for involuntary homicide in May 2014. According to the family, the young man panicked after being treated like a criminal during a police check. Soulaïmane Jamili was at the metro station with 2 friends, a boy and a girl, on February 21st, 2014. When one of their bags fell on the tracks, the 3 tried to retrieve it themselves. They were stopped by security personnel working for STIB. As Soulaïmane did not have his identification papers on him, a railway police team took over.

During the check, it turned out the young woman was carrying a knife. She was then taken to the police station. Soulaïmane and his friend were interrogated on site and then released. Soulaïmane, who was the last to leave, then ran on the tracks as a metro was arriving.  A policeman tried in vain to catch him.

The prosecutor ruled it was suicide, but the family does not believe this interpretation. He is described as “a happy, care-free boy” and the family accuses the STIB security service and the railway police of being responsible.

(Source: Belga)

Latest news

Belgian Health Minister wants pharmacists to administer vaccines
Federal Health Minister Frank Vandenbroucke has said he wants to change Belgium's law to allow pharmacists to administer Covid-19 vaccines against, ...
Ruined photos from flood victims restored for free
Much of what victims of this summer’s deadly flooding lost is irreplaceable, but when it comes to photographs that were ruined, a Brussels company is ...
New Belgian video game aims to help children who stutter
A new video game by Belgian-American start-up Say It Labs aims to teach children with a stutter various techniques to improve their speech.  ...
More than 1 in 4 Belgians use mobile phones whilst driving
A recent European study into the use of mobile phones whilst driving highlights some alarming results: 26% of Belgians read or send messages on their ...
Belgium in Brief: Memories Of Masks
Belgium's experts are concerned with the rising coronavirus figures. One possible solution could be that, once again, masks are used more widely. ...
Museum Night Fever returns to Brussels on Saturday night
After a break last year, Museum Night Fever 2021 is back again with free visits to 32 museums hosting performances, music and other events. The ...
More than €1.5 billion injected into SNCB
More than €1.5 billion in additional funding has been injected into the Belgian railways, Federal Mobility Minister Georges Gilkinet told the House ...
Non-vaccinated applicants no longer welcome at ZNA hospitals in Antwerp
The Antwerp hospital group ZNA is only taking on new employees who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to reporting from VRT. ...
Pharmacies prepare to administer more rapid antigen tests
From November, anyone presenting coronavirus symptoms for less than six days will be able to take a rapid antigen test in a pharmacy, announced the ...
Chocolate, Christmas, and cocaine
Do you consider yourself a news buff? Someone constantly on top of what's going on? Then maybe you have what it takes to ace The Brussels Times ...
Introduction of Covid Safe Ticket leads more in Brussels to get vaccinated
The introduction of the Covid Safe Ticket (CST) in the Brussels-Capital Region on 15 October seems to have led to a higher number of residents ...
More and more testimonies, and a second rally against sexual violence in Brussels
A second rally against sexual violence was held in the Brussels neighbourhood of Ixelles on Thursday evening, and a sister-rally was held ...