KIRKLARELİ – Following the rape and killing of a 10-year-old boy, people in the northwestern province of Kırklareli poured to the streets to express their outrage against the suspect.
Halil İbrahim Aktaş went missing last week. Turkish police investigating the case found out the boy was last seen walking with a man working at a bakery.
Upon interrogation, the man confessed he abducted and killed Aktaş after raping him. The boy's body was found in a forest.
Upon hearing that the suspect was captured, about 2,000 people took to the streets. The angry crowd marched to the hospital where the suspect was undergoing medical examination. Police took strict security measures to protect the suspect. The crowd then marched to the courthouse where the suspect was transferred from the hospital. They chanted, "Let us punish him," and later dispersed without incident.