Mob lynched man suspected of kidnapping child in Istanbul
ISTANBUL - Demirören News Agency
An angry mob attacked a man who they claimed tried to kidnap a child in Istanbul’s Maltepe district, severely beating him up on July 26.
The 38-year-old man later died.
A group of people suspected that the man tried to abduct a child, who was walking on the Bağdat Avenue in Maltepe’s Bağlarbaşı neighborhood.
People noticed the incident and interfered. They started to beat him up too. Police arrived at the scene when more people came to attack the man, dispersing the crowd.
The suspect was first taken to a hospital. However, he reportedly refused any treatment. The officers then took him to a police station to take his testimony.
The police called an ambulance to the police station when the man felt unwell.
The person died on the ambulance on his way to the hospital.