Turkish police detain man who chained nephew’s legs to punish him

Turkish police detain man who chained nephew’s legs to punish him

ESKİŞEHİR
Turkish police detain man who chained nephew’s legs to punish him

Police have detained a man in the Central Anatolian province of Eskişehir after he allegedly chained his 12-year-old nephew’s legs together as punishment for arriving home late.

The boy was found by workers sitting near a construction site with his ankles chained, prompting police to identify and detain his uncle.

The boy reportedly moved to Eskişehir from the eastern province of Van with his two siblings to live with their uncle and grandmother after his parents died in a traffic accident.

Construction workers notified police after spotting the boy with chains on his legs.

Police have detained the boy’s uncle and the investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Turkey, local, eskişehir