France: The President of France is in discussion regarding the Bastille Day parade to be held on the national day. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (PM Modi) was also invited with honor in this national parade. But apart from this, the case of sending severed fingers in a parcel to the President of France has come up. It is being said that these are the severed fingers of a living person. However, the incident is being speedily investigated.
Someone sent severed fingers to French President Emmanuel Macron by first class post. The severed fingers were reportedly sent in an envelope to the Elysee Palace (President’s House) in Paris on Monday. A source at the official residence of the President said that the fingers were initially kept in the fridge where the police keep their snacks, so that they would not spoil.
It’s also not clear why someone would send the fingerprints of a living person to the President. Earlier in the past, pills were sent to leaders through parcels. But this is the first time severed fingers were sent. There was no note or threatening letter with the finger. The parcel has been sent to Macron at a time when he is facing many problems. Recently, there has been a lot of violence in the country. Protesters took to the streets after a 17-year-old boy was killed by police. They committed violence like setting fire to places, looting shops etc.
The National Day parade was organized amid recent incidents of violence in France. Strict security arrangements were made for this. Before the parade there was a warning from intelligence that they could target the national parade.