The gruesome killing of the teacher occurred in the town of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine while the suspect was killed by police in adjoining Eragny. Teacher Paty had discussed caricatures of the Prophet with his class.
According to the police, the accused had been staying with Ajam (45) and Amir Hasan (46) in a rented flat at Raghubir Nagar for which they were paying Rs. 4,000 per month. Ajam and Amir were staying there since 1994.