The suspect was placed in police custody for “voluntary homicide by spouse”, specified Éric Mathais, the public prosecutor of Bobigny.

The femicide took place overnight from Friday to Saturday. Alerted by the couple’s neighbors, the police intervened around 1:30 a.m. and first spotted traces of blood around the residential residence, according to a police source.

They then forced the door of the home and discovered the young woman “wounded by a knife” but still alive, traced Mr. Mathais.

Despite the intervention of the emergency services, she died on the spot.

His companion was arrested shortly after, a few hundred meters from the scene. He had a wound on his thigh.

At this stage of the investigations, no complaint or procedure for domestic violence has been found concerning this couple, said the prosecution.

According to a report from the Ministry of the Interior, 146 women were victims of feminicide in 2019 and 102 in 2020. The feminist collective against sexist and sexual violence

In total, in France, more than 200,000 women are victims of violence each year, according to the ministry.