10-year-old accidentally kills grandmother, remanded in custody in Turkey
A 10-year-old Turkish boy in the Central Anatolian province of Aksaray has been taken under state custody after accidentally killing his grandmother.
The 89-year-old victim, identified by local media only as Ummahan D., was killed at her house in Aksaray’s Taşpazar’s neighborhood on Sept. 27 after being shot by her grandson.
Thinking his father’s pistol was a toy, the boy shot the gun twice, hitting the grandmother from her head and jaw.
The boy was taken to a police center, accompanied by a pedagogue, to give his testimony. He was later moved into a social services dormitory under state custody.
An investigation has been launched into the 49-year-old father for having an unlicensed gun and failing to keep it away from his child.