Questions are being raised as to whether a sexual assault of a 12-year-old boy in the Derik district of Mardin (Mêrdîn) in Turkey is being covered up by officials.
The incident reportedly happened on 25 February in a teacher’s housing building where a policeman was staying. The policeman had ordered a meal, to be delivered to his room. The boy who delivered the meal in the policeman’s room was reportedly attacked and sexually assaulted by him.
Although the suspect was taken to prison, it has been revealed that the camera recordings of the incident have been either deleted or removed whilst the police were ‘collecting evidence’.
These actions have raised suspicions that the police may be trying to destroy the evidence, therby enabling the suspect to be set free.
It has even been reported that one of the officials threatened people by saying: “If Mesopotamia Agency hears about this incident, everyone will lose”.
Derik’s Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has, meanwhile, placed a confidentiality order on the file within the scope of the investigation that was launched into the case.