The man, born in 1972 and of Indian nationality, was arrested on May 14 "without difficulty" in a Sikh temple located in Bobigny (Seine-Saint-Denis) where he had taken refuge.
Guillaume Lacassin, head of the National Fugitive Search Brigade (BNRF), announced on Wednesday the arrest of this man wanted for a double infanticide, committed on May 11 in Hanau near Frankfurt in Germany.
He is suspected of being responsible for the death on May 11 of his 7-year-old daughter, whose throat was slit in the family apartment on the ninth floor of a building in Hanau in the suburbs of Frankfurt, and that of his 11-year-old son. years old, found lifeless at the foot of the building.
A prepared horse?
The drama occurred in a "context of separation of the couple".
The mother was absent at the time.
The man then fled.
His escape seems to have been "prepared", since he had made "a large withdrawal of nearly 3000 euros on the morning of the facts", underlined Commissioner Lacassin.
He then took a train to Aix-la-Chapelle, spent a night in a Sikh temple in Belgium, before being located in the Bobigny temple.
According to the first elements of the investigation "he had no ties in France", explained Mr. Lacassin, who underlined the "good coordination" between the police and judicial authorities, Belgian, German and French, which led to this arrest.
Imprisoned in Fresnes since his arrest, he must be handed over to the German authorities in the coming days.