Paris Saint-Germain Women’s star Kheira Hamraoui has admitted she is ‘scared’ after former team-mate Aminata Diallo was released under judicial supervision.
Diallo was charged with aggravated assault last Friday after being taken into police custody in connection with an attack on team-mate Hamraoui by two masked strangers last year.
Following a team meal on November 4, Hamraoui was travelling home as a passenger in a car driven by Diallo, before she was dragged from the car and beaten on the legs with an iron bar.
Her legs were badly beaten and a police investigation then followed.
As reported by RMC Sport, Diallo was released on Wednesday and has been forced to hand over her passport to limit the risk of flight.
The judicial review prohibits Diallo from contacting Hamraoui and the rest of the PSG team, suspects involved in the case and witnesses, while a deposit of €30,000 (£26,000) was also required.
Hamraoui, on Wednesday, revealed she was happy to be back with her PSG team-mates as she attended their 2-1 Champions League victory over Swedish side BK Hacken.
A few hours after Diallo’s release, she told RMC Sport: ‘I trust justice, but tonight I’m scared.’
The presence of Hamraoui at PSG’s Champions League win, came a day after the announcement of her return to the group after months on the sidelines.
On Wednesday, she posted a photo along with a caption which read: ‘Happy to be back at PSG. It was the first step. The second will take me to the championship. Find the team and the public that I love. That’s my only ambition, my only alternative.’
As previously reported, a report from the Crime Prevention Brigade of the judicial police of Versailles, extracts of which were published by French newspaper Le Parisien, claims a ‘real hatred’ developed within Diallo towards her team-mate, with one message allegedly found on her phone claiming she wished ‘them all pain’, referencing team-mates at PSG.
‘She considered her an obstacle to her own sports career,’ according to Le Parisien, quoting the report.
The report is said to suggest it has been a ‘slow psychological drift that has become, so to speak, pathological.’
Police are said to have bugged the phone of Diallo, a person of interest in the investigation, and the judicial report is said to allege that she searched for a ‘dangerous drug cocktail’ as well as ‘how to break a kneecap’ in the lead-up to the attack.
She was previously released without charges following her first detention last year.
But the latest bombshell allegations, which also included WhatsApp messages from her phone, arrived as a shocking development to the story in Paris.
‘If I was bad, jealous, and calculating like her… I [would tell a relative] to destroy her,’ one WhatsApp message read.
Another, sent to a contact nicknamed ‘Jaja’, read: ‘I will become shameless now! I need someone but to f**k my job for free I don’t accept… I wish them [my team-mates] all harm, I only need my relatives.’
Speaking last year, Hamraoui opened up on the vicious attack to French daily newspaper L’Equipe, explaining her fears as she lay on the pavement ‘screaming in pain’.
‘I experienced an attack of unbelievable violence,’ she said.
‘Two hooded strangers took me out of the car I was travelling in to hit me on the legs with iron bars. That night, I really thought I was going to stay there… I was screaming in pain.
‘I tried to protect myself as much as possible. I have a very painful memory.’
Four men were arrested in connection with the attack on Hamraoui – with one man, nicknamed ‘the little one’, reportedly admitting to police that they were hired to attack the PSG star for €500 (£438).
RMC Sport report that the four men, born between 1999 and 2003, were charged for ‘criminal association’ and ‘aggravated violence’. Two were imprisoned and two others placed under judicial control.
Diallo has been without a club since her contract with PSG expired at the end of last season. She maintains her innocence in relation to the attack on Hamraoui.