Child abductor may be committed to institute

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13 April 2005, ESSEN - Prosecutors investigating an Iranian man who abducted four schoolgirls at knifepoint said on Wednesday they would petition the court to commit the man to a psychiatric institute.

13 April 2005

ESSEN - Prosecutors investigating an Iranian man who abducted four schoolgirls at knifepoint said on Wednesday they would petition the court to commit the man to a psychiatric institute.

District attorney Wolfgang Rahmer said the petition would be filed at a local administrative court later on Wednesday.

The abductions occurred on Tuesday when the man took the girls from a bus to a home in the village of Ennepetal, 20 kilometres southwest of Essen. The girls were freed without serious injury several hours later.

The Iranian had spoken of his resentment towards German authorities and said he wanted his family to be allowed into the country.

The suspect, 50, previously had received psychiatric treatment and was recently refused political asylum. He had been living in an Ennepetal refugee hostel.

DPA

Subject: German news

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