6 and 7 year-old brothers killed by allegedly drunk police officers in Turkey’s Silopi

Muhammed Yıldırım (7) and his 6-year-old brother Furkan were killed by allegedly drunk police officers.

Armored vehicle driven by allegedly drunk policemen patrolling in Karşıyaka neighborhood in southeastern province Şırnak’s Silopi district crashed into a home on Wednesday night and killed  7 and 6 year-old brothers.

It is learned that during the tragedic incident Muhammed Yıldırım (7) and his 6-year-old brother Furkan were sleeping at home and they got seriously injured as result of the crash. After the incident, instead of helping injured children the policemen left the armored vehicle at the scene and fled.

The incident was followed by police inspection at spot, and quarrel erupted between police and neighborhood residents who responded to the police for the incident. While police assaulted three people during the following brawl, eyewitnesses claimed that the policemen who drove the armored vehicle into the house and then fled were drunk.

Residents rushed the two kids to Silopi Public Hospital where both of them lost their lives despite all the medical efforts. The brothers were buried at Karşıyaka Cemetery on Thursday morning. Şırnak Governor Ali İhsan Su described the murder as “destiny” during his visit for condolence. It was not immediately clear if an investigation has been launched against the policemen responsible for the death of two little brothers.

May 4, 2017

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