A 16-year-old Dutch student shot dead by 31-year old boyfriend in Rotterdam
December 20, 2018 | Brainwave Science
A 16-year-old girl has been shot dead in the bike sheds at the back of her college in the west of Rotterdam. Humeyra Öz was attacked in the bike-shed at Rotterdam’s Design College shortly after her lessons. A 31-year-old man was arrested several kilometers away. The two were said by fellow students to have been having a relationship. According to BBC, the college has some 300 students and some of them were in the bike shed at the time of the shooting and saw what happened. Several pupils witnessed the shooting and are being interviewed by police. ‘They had a relationship, but it was not going well,’ one pupil said. ‘She had blocked him on social media and had been hassled by him before. Her girlfriends had reported it to teachers.’
Both the victim and suspect were described as members of the Dutch-Turkish community, and Turkish consul Aytac Yilmaz visited the school. College chairman Marc Otto said he was unable to talk about any threats made against the victim as it was part of the police inquiry but insisted that safety at the school was not in question. Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb said the attack should not be considered as a school shooting but involved a deranged man who could have carried out the attack anywhere.
Friends of Humeyra said her father would take her to school because of the threats made against her by the suspect (Bekir E) who was almost double in age to her. Family of the victim had filed a complaint against Bekir E around a year ago and that he had recently been given a two-year jail term. Public prosecutors have confirmed that the suspect was convicted recently and was under the supervision of the probation service but did not specify the charge.
With the increase of social networking sites, online activity and messaging apps, cyber-bullying and harassment is on the increase. Most of the apps and social networking sites are for people aged 13 and over. They also state that bullying, abusive behaviors which includes harassment, impersonation and identity theft are banned and not allowed. However, several surveys on prevention of bulling came to the same conclusion that Social networks’ failure to tackle cyber-bullying is risking the mental health of young people.
In the UK Tory MP Alex Chalk said, “Cyber-bullying can devastate young lives, but to date the response from social media companies has been tokenistic and inadequate. It has failed to grip the true scale of the problem,” Harassment, especially of young teenagers online has detrimental consequences added to that problem is the law which is notoriously slow to adapt to technology, but legal scholars say that if done right, the law can be used as a tool to stop this behavior. Law enforcement agencies are yet to catch up to cyber bullying, cyber-stalking, sexual harassment, violent messages, and threats faced by victims of online crimes. Right now, there are a handful of ways victims can address their attackers through the legal system, both civilly and criminally. Unfortunately, many of them are costly and invasive, and combined with a lack of education and precedent, these channels don’t always offer the justice people are seeking.
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