A 4-year-old child found dead on Wednesday was choked to death, according to an autopsy of the body, which was found in the child's home in Denizli province three days after his death.
The body of Kenan Durmaz was found by his 12-year-old cousin, Oktay A., on May 16 when he came on a visit. The autopsy revealed that the child was choked to death with a rope.
The police detained the victim's mother for interrogation regarding the murder. The mother reportedly said her husband was recently released from prison and they were frequently quarrelling after his release because he had psychological problems. The mother reportedly stated that after one of their fights, her husband kicked her out of the house with two of her children and only Kenan remained in the home because her husband would not let her take the youngster.
The mother reportedly stated that her husband was threatening to kill Kenan and himself while she and her other two children were leaving the house.
The police took the father, H.D., who was detained on Thursday, in for questioning. An investigation has been launched into the incident.