Footage shows group beating man wounded by bullet during Kobane protests in İzmir
İZMİR – Doğan News AgencyFootage recorded by a police vehicle during last October’s protests in the Aegean province of İzmir over the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) advance on the Syrian town of Kobane has emerged, showing a group trying to lynch a man lying on the ground after being shot by a bullet.
Ekrem Kaçaroğlu, 38, later succumbed to his injuries at hospital after being shot by unknown people while attending a protest on Oct. 7 against the Turkish government’s perceived inaction over ISIL’s attacks on Kobane.
As part of the probe into the killing of Kaçaroğlu, footage recorded by an armored police vehicle (TOMA) was revealed, showing a group that was reacting against the protesters attacking and beating the man, who was lying in blood surrounded by his relatives.
The footage was added to the file of the case into the murder of Kaçaroğlu, in which four suspects face life sentences.
Following the examination of security cameras to capture those responsible for the killing, four people, identified only by the initials K.A., M.K., R.A. and S.D, were detained. The four suspects have been released pending trial and the first hearing will be held by an İzmir heavy penalty court on March 25.