Four more students charged in teacher's beheading in France
- Four more students were charged in the killing of French teacher who showed Prophet's cartoon
- The teenagers were charged with "complicity" and "slanderous denuciation"
- Since the killing, French authorities have charged 14 people in all, including teenagers
Four more teenage students were charged by authorities in France over the killing of Samuel Paty, who was beheaded by a radical Islamist in October for showing cartoons of Prophet Mohammad in classroom as part of lesson, AFP reported citing a judicial source.
The four students included three students who were apprehended for pointing out Paty to his killer, 18-year-old Abdullakh Anzorov, who then tracked and killed him near the school in the Parisian suburb Conflans-Sainte-Honorine.
The three students were charged with “complicity in the murder”, according to the AFP report.
The fourth student was daughter of Brahim Chnina, who too was arrested earlier for waging an online campaign denouncing the 47-year-old teacher for defaming Prophet Mohammad.
The daughter, who too took part in the online campaign along with her father, even though she didn’t attend the controversial class, was charged with "slanderous denunciation."
Three more students were charged with complicity in the murder last month, which sent the nation into a turmoil forcing the government to crackdown on radical elements.
By November 6, 10 people in all had been arrested over the killing of the teacher.
The incident was another in the series of radical attacks that began with 2015 Charlie Hebdo firing, in which two gunmen attacked the subversive magazine’s office killing 12 people.
The cartoon controversy sparked a spree of such attacks in the country, where more than 250 people have been killed since 2015 in several fundamentalist attacks.