Man sentenced to 6 years in prison for the death of two people in February, 2022

A man charged with causing the deaths of two pedestrians in a road traffic accident in 2022 has been sentenced to six years imprisonment.

The sentence was announced by a Lefkosa court on Monday.

The two pedestrians, Siful Islam and Ripon Ali were crossing the main road when they were struck by a vehicle driven by Örge Soğukpınar in front of a night club on the Lefkosia – Güzelyurt main road in February, 8, 2022. 

The driver fled the scene after the accident but went to the Güzelyurt Police Department on February 9 and surrendered himself.

Both men who were seriously injured were taken to Dr. Burhan Nalbantoğlu State Hospital in Lefkosa.

Siful Islam died on February 8 and Ripon Ali died on February 9.

Delivering the judgement, court judge said it was not possible to impose a sentence other than imprisonment, taking into account the public interest, to the Defendant, who caused the death of 2 people "as a result of carelessness".

Explaining that it evaluated the way the accident occurred, the fault of the accused in the accident, and the outcome of the accident as a whole while determining the duration of the prison sentence, the court announced that they sentenced the defendant to 6 years in prison in the light of all the evaluations in favor of and against the cases in which he was convicted.

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