Van Wijk’s home was searched on Tuesday, according to the Public Prosecution Service. Elsewhere in the country, a home was also searched. Van Wijk will be questioned on Wednesday, reports his lawyer Tim Vis.
The investigation was launched in response to a number of recent suicide cases, the Public Prosecution Service said. At this stage, the judiciary does not yet want to say how many cases are involved, nor where and when they occurred. Even lawyer Vis does not know this yet. “The investigation is ongoing,” said a spokesman for the Public Prosecution Service. “We do not want to provide more information for that reason.”
In July, the police arrested a 28-year-old man from Eindhoven on suspicion of selling ‘suicide pills’ to hundreds of people. He was a member of Coöperatie Laatste Wil, an organization that advocates self-determination around the deathbed. According to the judiciary, at least six people have died from the drug provided by the man. The investigation against the man started after the death of a woman in Best, in May this year.
You can talk about suicidal thoughts anonymously: chat via www.113.nl, call 113 or call toll-free 0800-0113