On Sunday evening, a young mother of 21 threw herself under an RER train travelling at full speed, taking her two children, aged 2 and 4, with her. The scene took place in full view of several stunned witnesses in L’Isle-d’Abeau, Isère, France.
Evidence suggests that the woman advanced towards the track in a deliberate move, taking her two children with her, at the L’Isle- d’Abeau station. They were subsequently mowed down by an RER train travelling at full speed towards them. Matthew Bourrette, the public prosecutor for Vienne reported suicide under the circumstances.
A regular with social services
After an investigation was opened by the magistrate regarding this sad affair, it was discovered that the young woman was a regular with social services. It was also reported that she was abandoned by her husband, the father of the two children, which is a leading factor pointing towards the hypothesis of suicide.