Police opens grave of HPG guerrilla in Bitlis
The cemetery where HPG guerrilla Emrullah Tabak, who fell as a martyr 3 years ago, is buried in Bitlis, was opened by the police saying that there was a "problem with the DNA".
The remains of HPG guerrilla Emrullah Tabak, who fell as a martyr following clashes in the countryside of Bitlis on 21 March 2017, were buried in the village of Değirmenaltı (Por) after the DNA sample given by the family matched that of the corpse.
TEM Branch police officers affiliated with the Provincial Security Directorate came to the village on Wednesday and opened the grave of the guerrilla, saying that there was a "problem with the DNA". The police digging was supervised by a doctor who left the village after taking bone and tooth samples.
Speaking to the Mezopotamya Agency, Tabak's relatives said that the policemen had phoned them the day before and said that the grave will be excavated. The relatives of Tabak stated that the police also summoned a family member to the hospital to take a new DNA sample and that Tabak was seen as alive in the official records.