Paris: Egyptian arrested in Indian hero's metro death

Paris: Egyptian arrested in Indian hero's metro death

Via the Local:
Police have caught up with the leading suspect in the case of a 33-year-old Indian man who died when he ended up on the tracks of a metro line.

The 23-year-old man was arrested in a bar in the northern Pigalle area of the city at 6.30pm on Tuesday evening, according to newspaper Le Figaro.

The story of Rajinder Singh, who went by the nickname Babu, has stirred up much emotion and sympathy in France. He died after going to the aid of a woman who was being mugged on a metro train on Thursday evening.

After continuing a scuffle with the attacker on the platform at the Crimée station in the north of the city he was either pushed or fell onto the tracks and was electrocuted, dying instantly.

Police used video surveillance footage to help identify the man. According to the newspaper, the man of Egyptian origin fled the scene of the death but returned shortly afterwards, showing his face to cameras.