Turkish woman shot in the chest during police raid dies at hospital

Dilek Dogan

A Turkish woman who was shot and heavily wounded during a police raid last week in Istanbul died at a hospital on Oct. 25, Turkish media reports.

Dilek Doğan, 25, was heavily wounded on Oct. 18 when she was shot during a police search inside her house with her family in the Küçükarmutlu district of Istanbul. She died at the hospital after a week in coma.

According to her family, Doğan was shot by a police officer following a quarrel that erupted after she warned the police officers to wear overshoes.

“Four police officers entered our home with their shoes on,” Metin Doğan, Dilek Doğan’s father, said after the incident.

“We told the police officer who shot my daughter to wear overshoes, he refused. Then he pointed his gun at us and my daughter was shot. The police officers left the house in panic. There was not a clash in our house, a scuffle erupted after the police shot my daughter,” he added.

A probe was launched into the incident, however, the lawyers of the Doğan family will not be informed about the process or the evidence in the file due to a secrecy ruling by an Istanbul court.

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