A woman who has been charged with raping and torturing a 12-year-old girl reportedly boasted about selling the child’s body parts.
Dahbia B., 24, appeared before examining magistrates in Paris after she was arrested in connection to the gruesome death of Lola Daviet, 12.
The young girl’s body was found bound and gagged inside the suitcase close to the block of flats where she lived, The Sun reports.
It comes after chilling CCTV footage shows both the alleged murderer and her victim next to the block of flats where Lola lived.
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Dahbia B., 24, originally from Algeria, was arrested on Saturday at her sister’s home in the northern Paris suburb of Bois-Colombe.
An investigating source alleged: “The suspect had boasted about selling body parts.
“Evidence suggests that the girl was taken into the basement of the flat, where she was (allegedly) tortured, and raped, before being strangled and having her throat cut”.
The source added: “The suspect is believed to suffer from serious psychological problems.
“She was living on the street, but had friends and family in the Paris area.”
A judicial source confirmed that Dahbia B was in custody and charged with “the murder of a child under 15, rape, and torture.”
A 43-year-old man is also still in custody in connection with making a car available to Dahbia B. over the weekend.
He too faces charges in connection with the atrocity, according to a judicial source.
Dahbia B. has been remanded in custody pending trial, the source added.
Lola’s corpse was then found stuffed in a suitcase with the numbers 1 and 0 scrawled across her chest.
A post-mortem examination on Saturday concluded that Lola died of asphyxiation following a physical attack that included a knife being used to cut her body.
Her parents had reported her missing on Friday, after fearing she had been kidnapped when she failed to return from school.
CCTV footage from the building where Lola lived shows her carrying a schoolbag as she walks into the building with Dahbia B.
The security camera footage was shot at 3.20pm on Friday, and witnesses have also told police about seeing Lola and Dahbia B. together.
The girl’s father, who is a caretaker for the building where the 12-year-old disappeared from, had started to worry when the little girl failed to return home after leaving school at 3pm on Friday.
By 5pm, her worried mother went to the police station to report her missing.
She posted an image of Lola, with a message saying: “Our daughter Lola was last seen at 3.20pm in the company of a woman we do not know in our residence.”
The little girl’s father allegedly told police he had seen his daughter in the presence of a woman in her twenties in CCTV footage of her building.
Later, at around 11.30pm, a homeless man contacted the police after stumbling across the suitcase with the body inside.
This post originally appeared on The Sun and has been republished with permission