Autopsy report says legal investigation necessary for an inmate who commited suicide
Analysis over the body of an inmate who allegedly committed suicide in a Turkish prison deduced further legal investigation was necessary, since the traces showed atypical signs, Mezopotamya News Agency reported.
Authorities had said the 28 year old Yılmaz Ekinci suffered mental ilnesses before committing suicide in an observation room on January 13 but a video footage later showed that he was forcibly taken to the room by the wardens.
Mezopotamya claimed the height of a bar over the door of the room where the authorities said Ekinci hanged himself was 148 cm but Ekinci himself was as tall as 170 cm.
The autopsy report confirmed the reason of death was hanging but the traces around the neck were not typical.
“The cause of death was methane asphyxia (airlessness) as a result of pressure on the neck region, and the trace detected in the neck region is not in the typical structure seen in hanging cases (...) and it would be appropriate to clarify the situation with a judicial investigation," the report said.
The report failed to include the preliminary findings when bruises were located around the arm and a scar on the front of Ekinci.