A 10 year old child named Alicia Ndaya was attacked and brutally beaten by a Montreal man who is currently facing assault charges. According to reports Alicia was walking home from school in a middle class neighborhood when she was viciously attacked by Tanvir Singh, 21.
Now brutal images of little Alicia’s injuries are going viral all across social media and people are responding in disgust and outrage. In fact, earlier today “Alicia” was the #1 trending topic on all of Twitter, MTO News confirmed.
Here is the image of Alicia, as she lay in the hospital fighting for her life:
Montreal police say it appeared to be a random assault.
Tanvir appeared in court this morning and was charged with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm and possession of a weapon.
MTO News managed to obtain details surrounding Alicia’s brutal assault. Police say the assailant grabbed the girl and punched her several times in the face and head, before dragging her from several feet.
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“People that noticed the altercation did intervene and stop the aggression,” said Raphaël Bergeron, spokesperson for the Service de Police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM).
Bergeron said bystanders flagged down officers in the area, who managed to arrest the man.
The ten-year-old was taken to hospital with multiple head injuries but her life is not in danger.
According to prosecutor, Singh will undergo a psychosocial evaluation. He is also set to appear in court Wednesday for a bail hearing.
Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante condemned the vicious attack, saying appropriate measures would be taken in response.
“My thoughts are with her right now, this young [girl], but also her family, who must be in shock right now,” said Plante.