Police panzer kills six-year old child in Turkey’s Siirt
The incident occurred on Aydınlar Avenue in Siirt, as a young girl named Felek Batur was trying to cross the road.
The panzer was indicated to be returned to the city center from the Tillo district.
The Siirt Public Prosecutor’s Office has launched an investigation into the incident.
In a similar incident, a police officer had killed two boys aged six and seven late on May 3 when he crashed into a house in the Silopi district of the southeastern province of Şırnak with his armored vehicle. The incident occurred while the children, Muhammet Yıldırım, 7, and Furkan Yıldırım, 6, were asleep.
Afterwards, an investigation was launched into the police officer driving the vehicle, Ömer Yeğit, and his superior Murat Maden.
During the case’s first hearing on Oct. 17, Yeğit held his superiors accountable in his defense, since he had not received any special training in the use of the armored vehicle and possessed only a regular, B-class driving license.
After deciding on Yeğit’s release, the court ordered for a scout to be undertaken at the scene of the incident and adjourned the case.