Village guards head kills young man in Midyat

The head of the village guards and village headman in Midyat, murdered a young man named Mazlum Çelik.

In the village of Mesken (Çatalyurt) in the Midyat district of Mardin, the head of the village guard and headman, Şirin Akçay, shot a young man named Mazlum Çelik with a long-barreled gun.

Apparently, there was an argument for an unknown reason between the village guard and the young man. Akçay shot Çelik with his gun.

Celik, who was seriously injured, died at the scene and was then taken to Mardin State Hospital for autopsy procedures.

After the incident, the village was besieged by the gendarmerie.

It was not known whether Akçay was taken into custody or not.

Stating that the incident happened around 4 pm on Sunday, the relatives of Çelik said that they do not know what kind of an argument took place between the village guard and the young man. Çelik's relatives said: "We don’t know what happened, but the reality is that Şirin Akçay killed Mazlum using the gun given to him by the state. Autopsy procedures will now be carried out. Then we will take our body to the village and bury it."