Young Syrian boy brutally killed for 50 Turkish Liras in southeast Turkey
GAZİANTEP – Doğan News Agency
DHA photoA 13-year-old Syrian boy, who was beheaded after refusing to give a man his weekly wage of 50 Turkish liras, or roughly $17, in the southeastern province of Gaziantep, was laid to rest on March 27.
The incident occurred in the Karayılan neighborhood of Gaziantep on March 26 when suspect Cengiz P., who was recently released from prison and known as a drug addict, came to a refrigerator repair shop where 13-year-old Fahri Ali, a Syrian Turkmen family’s son from Jarabulus, was working for 50 liras per week.
Cengiz P. asked for his weekly wage of 50 liras from Ali, and after the boy refused, he took the young Syrian to the backyard of the shop and killed him by cutting his throat.
Following the act, Cengiz P. fled the scene, throwing Ali’s severed head into a well before the residents arrived and found the corpse of the young boy.
The residents, who also saw Cengiz P. fleeing the scene, called the police and told them he might have been the perpetrator.
Upon the calls, the police began a search and captured Cengiz P. late on March 26 with the suspected murder weapon, the governor’s office said in a statement.
Cengiz P. pleaded guilty and said he had thrown Ali’s head into a well.
Ali’s head was retrieved from the well and the young boy was then buried in the Yeşilkent Cemetery in Gaziantep following an autopsy.