Suspects in child torture case released pending trial
ISTANBUL - Doğan News Agency
DHA PhotoThree teenage suspects detained on charges of allegedly torturing two children on the first day of the Ramadan Bayram holiday in the eastern province of Bingöl have been released pending trial by a Bingöl court, Doğan news agency has reported.
While collecting sugar at a local cemetery for the bayram holiday 7-year-old B.Y. and his 10-year-old cousin A.Y. were reportedly beaten with sticks and belts and burned with lit cigarettes by three children between the ages of 12 and 14.
The three alleged torturers, who were reportedly cousins, were captured by police and taken into custody. They have since been released by the court pending trial after the first hearing on the grounds that they are under the age of 18.
The three suspects will be sent to a forensic lab for age assessment tomorrow, the reports said.