Iran police kill 9yr old boy after his father stole a car

Iran: Officials have stated that the person was warned multiple times before the police fired shots.

A father of a 9-year-old boy who stole a car in Iran’s southwestern Khuzestan province was shot dead by police. The man took the youngster with him after stealing the car, said authorities, as quoted by the Associated Press. According to Shushtar County Police Chief Rohollah Bigdeli, Iran’s official police website reported that officers tried to “stop the stolen car by firing shots” but the youngster was caught in the crossfire.

The 9-year-old youngster died at the time of the incident, according to the police. Officials have stated that the guy had numerous warnings before the police started the fire. They claimed that the guy was a convicted felon with a history of drug dealing and auto theft.

Iran’s Jamaran News website has identified the boy as Mortaza Delf Jargani, 9 years old. The father has accused the police of not giving any warning before firing the shots. Mortaza’s picture has been widely shared on social media as people expressed grief over his death.

A similar incident occurred in November when 9-year-old Kian Pahlavak was killed by a gunshot. His mother blamed the security personnel for their son’s demise. According to the Associated Press, during nationwide protests against hijab opposition, Mahsa Amini, 22 years old, was shot and killed in Izeh while walking on a street with her parents.

The incidents have also highlighted broader issues related to crime, drug trafficking, and the overall security situation in the country. There have been calls for more effective measures to combat car theft and drug-related crimes, as well as improved training for police officers to handle such situations without resorting to deadly force.

These tragic events have not only brought immense sorrow to the affected families but have also prompted a national conversation on police practices and the protection of human rights. As investigations into these incidents continue, there is a growing demand for transparency, accountability, and reforms within the law enforcement system to prevent such tragedies from recurring in the future.

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