Man convicted of murdering Turkish girl shot dead in prison
ADANA – Doğan News AgencyA man convicted of murdering of 20-year-old college girl Özgecan Aslan was killed in a gun attack in a prison in the southern province of Adana on April 11.
Ahmet Suphi Altındöken and his father, Necmettin Altındöken, were badly wounded in the attack at the Adana E-type closed prison.
Both were taken to hospital in separate ambulances, with Ahmet Suphi wounded in his chest and his father wounded in his abdominal cavity and hip. Ahmet Suphi Altundöken later succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.
Reinforcement riot police units were deployed over tensions at the prison following the attack. Two inspectors have been assigned to investigate the attack.
The Tarsus 1st Criminal Court for Serious Crimes ordered Necmittin Altındöken, 50, Suphi Altındöken, 26, and his friend Fatih Gökçe, 20, to each serve life in jail with no possible penalty reduction on Dec. 3, 2015.
Aslan was a college student studying psychology when she was killed in February 2015, her burned body found in a riverbed in Tarsus two days after her parents filed a missing person report with the police.
As the search for the missing girl was ongoing, gendarmerie forces stopped a suspicious minibus on Feb. 12, 2015, discovering blood stains and a hat inside. The two Altındökens and Gökçe were detained after the victim’s father identified Aslan’s hat inside the minibus.
The killing of Aslan drew outrage across Turkey and led to widespread protests.