Switzerland is in shock over the brutal beating of five women, aged 22 to 33 in front of club Geneva’s Petit Palace. Two of the women are seriously injured; one was even left in a coma and is still in critical condition, Blick reports.
A Geneva woman was near the Petit Palace on the evening of the fight. She tells Blick that she talked to one of the attackers before the attack.
“He was the only one on crutches that evening, it was unusual,” says the woman. According to the newspaper, the perpetrator is said to have hit the women with crutches.The Geneva woman describes the alleged perpetrator a 20-22 year old man with Maghrebian (North African) roots. He was “a bit muscular” and had bleached hair. She is certain: “He definitely does not come from Geneva.”
The attack on the women occurred between the ‘Petit Palace’ and the ‘Place des Trois-Perdrix’. Suddenly people came running to tell the bouncers that the women had been beaten. When help arrived, two women were seen lying on the ground, one in a pool of blood.
According to a local newspaper, initially only one man attacked a woman. When an uninvolved group of party-goers rushed to her aid, several of the man’s friends intervened and beat the other women.
The men gave blows and kicks, even against the head when the victims were already on the ground. The thugs were then beaten by three Kosovars and fled, says the head of the club, Fabrice Graf, to Le Matin Dimanche.The staff of the Petit Palace is still very shocked. “There was no sign of escalation during the evening,” Graf said. No one knew the perpetrators.
In the Geneva attack, the prosecutor’s office has opened a criminal investigation. The police are looking for witnesses and evidence from people who witnessed the attack or caught it on video.
The perpetrators are still being sought in France. Pierre Fillard, deputy prosecutor of the Republic of Annecy, confirms to news outlet “20 minutes” that a request has been received from the Geneva authorities.
She “refers to the search for suspects”. According to eyewitnesses, the perpetrators are said to have taken off in a car with French registration.