Saudi father escapes lynch in Istanbul over beating son
A Saudi man has escaped a lynch attempt in Istanbul after he brutally beat his son.
Local media reported that the man, identified as Nidhal Mohammed Tmraz, started to beat his son in Istanbul’s Esenyurt district on Aug. 6.
After he pushed the boy’s head into a metal barrier in the street and smacked him down three times on the ground, passersby intervened.
While the boy was saved by the crowd, some passersby, including a number of drivers who stopped their cars to intervene, attempted to lynch the man.
A plainclothes officer saved the man from the hands of the angry crowd.
Tuncay Gül, one of the passersby, told local media he thought the boy was hit by a car when he first saw him lying on the road.
The boy was hospitalized by another passerby, Muhammet Yunusoğlu, who also reportedly applied first aid.
The Saudi father, who reportedly suffers from a mental condition, was detained over the incident, while his child is in serious condition at the hospital (below).