Last Updated: July 01, 2023, 12:10 IST
People attend a march in tribute to Nahel, a 17-year-old teenager killed by a French police officer during a traffic stop, in Nanterre, Paris suburb, France. (Image: Reuters)
Nahel was a teenager who depended on rugby to get by and was described as a good person by locals and did not possess a criminal record.
Nahel M, the 17-year-old French teenager, whose death has sparked riots in cities across France, especially in the neighbourhood of Nanterre in Paris.
Nahel M, who is of Algerian descent, is the only child of Mounia and did not know his father. He was working as a takeaway delivery driver and played rugby league, a report by the BBC said.
The teenager was training to be an electrician and was enrolled at a college. His education was chaotic and his record of attendance was poor. The police knew him but he did not have a criminal record.
However, he was well-known and loved in Nanterre. It was evident from the reaction of an ambulance driver who lived nearby and criticised the police officer who shot him for failing to stop at a traffic po
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