Boy killed by sacrificial goat which fell from roof

Boy killed by sacrificial goat which fell from roof

Boy killed by sacrificial goat which fell from roof

Written by Bella Dalima

08 Oct, 2014 | 3:32 pm

A schoolboy was killed when a sacrificial goat jumped off a roof and landed on his head.

Heval Yildirim was playing with friends when the animal – which also died – plummeted six floors from the top of a block of flats.

The 13-year-old’s father, Mehmet, had brought the goat into town to sacrifice on Muslim feast day Eid al-Adha.

He could not find anywhere suitable to keep it so stowed it on the roof above the family’s home on the top floor. ‘I am devastated but what more can I say?’ he said. ‘In fact, there is nothing at all to say.’

Police said they were investigating Heval’s death in Diyarbakir, south-eastern Turkey, adding it was the first such case they had heard of.

Eid al-Adha honours the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son when commanded by God, who intervenes by giving him a lamb to kill instead.

 

Source: Metro

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