Prosecutor dies after gun attack in northeastern Turkey
Hakan Kılıç. DHA photoPublic prosecutor Hakan Kılıç has died today in Ankara after being heavily injured in an armed attack in the northeastern province of Ağrı on Sunday.
Kılıç was shot by an assailant while walking home in Ağrı's Doğubeyazıt district and was flown to capital Ankara with an ambulance airplane to undergo surgery.
Doctors said Kılıç had sustained wounds to his back, neck and head. He was placed in intensive care after surgery, where he was resuscitated after his heart stopped once. Kılıç lost his life despite all efforts, the report said.
Hakan Kılıç was married and had one child.
Meanwhile, a special task force comprising of police and gendarmerie personnel was created in Ağrı to apprehend Kılıç's killer. The suspect was reported to be mentally ill with a criminal record for armed robbery.
Three people were taken under custody in Ağrı on Sunday for alleged links to the killing.