Twenty soldiers launched the assault Friday at 16h to release a girl of 23 years, held prisoner in a house in the town of Porri in Corsica, reports Corsica-Matin.
An operation conducted by the men of the gendarmerie surveillance and intervention platoon (Psig) from the units of Borgo, Ajaccio and Porto-Vecchio and assisted by the evaluation unit of GIGN based in Yvelines.
When the soldiers return to the housing, they find the alleged kidnapper seriously wounded in the head. The latter, unfavorably known to the investigative services, died a few minutes later despite the intervention of the relief workers.
The young woman, sequestered, is safe and sound but in shock. It is a report of a person who witnessed the kidnapping that allowed the investigators to trace the captive and his abductor, a thirty-year-old from the Nantes region.
He may have had an accomplice, who has been placed in custody, without his role in this case still being established.
The kidnapper knew the victim previously, according to a source close to the investigation, quoted by our colleagues.
The investigation was entrusted to the research section of the Haute-Corse gendarmerie.