The body of a young kolbar, Hossein Balkhanlou, has been discovered around the village of Yarm Qieh in Maku by local people who transferred it to Forensic Medicine Office of Maku and Orumieh which declared the cause of the death as beating.

According to reports received from Maku, the body of a 20-year old Koldbar Hossein Balkhanlou from Adagan village was discovered by the local people near the village of Yarm Qieh in Maku on the evening of Thursday, January 24.

As reported by eyewitnesses, the signs of torture on the body of this kolbar were evident. After transferring the body of this Kolbar to the Forensic Medicine Office of Maku and Orumiyeh, his family were told that he had been murdered due to beatings.

A villager in Yarm Qieh said that Iran-Turkey border guards have abandoned corpses after killing kolbars and ordinary civilians in the border areas during the past several years and both governments refuse to accept the responsibility of killing Kurdish civilians.

The source added that the Iranian border forces have claimed that this Kolbar had been killed by Turkey’s border guards who have then left his corpse on the Iranian territory. However, the local people believe that this kolbar was killed by Iranian border guards.