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Woman, 75, held in Switzerland over fatal stabbing of seven-year-old boy

A seven-year-old boy was stabbed to death walking home from school in Switzerland Thursday, police said, adding that a 75-year-old woman had turned herself in for the crime.

The child was attacked while he was walking alone home from school in the northern Swiss city of Basel at around 12:30 pm (1130 GMT), local police said in a statement.

The boy’s teacher found him lying on the ground in a serious condition and called for an ambulance. Despite efforts to resuscitate him, he was declared dead at the hospital, police said.

Shortly after the stabbing, a 75-year-old woman turned herself into authorities, admitting to having attacked the child, and was arrested.

Police said they were still investigating the motive of the crime.