A nine-year-old boy was beaten to death by his relatives for refusing do his homework in eastern France, prosecutors said.
The boy’s mother, 20-year-old sister, 19-year-old brother, and the brother’s girlfriend were arrested and detained over the sad incident.
His mother was not at home at the time but was arrested for questioning.
Prosecutors believe he was badly beating to death for refusing to do his homework but the circumstances of his death are still unclear.
An autopsy showed the beating as the probable cause of death.
The boy’s relatives reportedly called emergency services, but paramedics were unable to revive him.