Prosecutor demands six years for mother over death of three-year-old son in Istanbul
ISTANBUL – Doğan News AgencyAn indictment has been prepared for the mother of a three-year-old boy who was found dead in a swimming pool after going missing, with the prosecutor demanding up to six year in jail on charges of causing of death by recklessness.
The young Pamir Dikdik went missing in Istanbul on April 4 after he reportedly opened the front door of his house by himself while his parents were still asleep at 9:30 a.m. He then went out into the garden and climbed over a 190 cm-high fence, and was later found dead in the swimming pool of a neighboring villa after a massive manhunt that took almost 30 hours.
Public Prosecutor Levent Çağıl has completed the indictment after receiving the boy’s autopsy report, which cited his exact cause of death as drowning.
Çağıl has demanded that the mother, Süverce Dikdik, be given two to six years in jail on charges of reckless causing of death, while dismissing charges for the father, Serdar Dikdik. The prosecutor stated that the mother had responsibility for the child, considering his age, accusing her of not paying the necessary attention to him.
The indictment has been sent to the Istanbul Public Prosecutors’ Office, which is expected to approve or reject it within 15 days.