Turkey detains five women protesting brutal murder of student

February 16, 2015 01:43


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Police detained five women protesters on Sunday who unfurled a banner atop of a building in Istanbul's Taksim square to denounce brutal murder of a 20-year old student that triggered outrage across the country, Dogan news agency reported.

Police found the burnt and stabbed body of a 20-year old psychology student Ozgecan Aslan on Friday in the southern province of Mersin two days after she was reported missing.

Three suspects, including a minibus driver and his father, were detained and two of them admitted stabbing and burning her before dumping the body to a riverbed.

The brutal murder triggered outcry across the country and women took to the streets to denouncing the gruesome attack.

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