Father fights against the Albanian police chief Arjan Tase, who allegedly killed his daughter Jonada Avdia with a boat

Father fights against the Albanian police chief Arjan Tase, who allegedly killed his daughter Jonada Avdia with a boat

A devastated father fought an Albanian police commissioner on the beach after the policeman allegedly crashed his boat into his 7-year-old British daughter, killing her.

The girl, Jonada Avdia, a British-born citizen, was killed on Tuesday while playing in the sea when she was hit by a speedboat propeller off Potam Beach in Albania. The boat was driven by officer Arjan Tase while he was off duty, according to reports.

As Tase parked his boat on the shore immediately after the fatal accident, her father Bedlar Avdia confronted her daughter’s alleged killer and a brawl ensued, photos shared by Albania’s former prime minister Sali Berisha show, the Daily Mail reported.

The police are said to have driven the vessel into waters intended exclusively for swimmers.

“I was swimming with my daughter near the shore, I saw a white boat with two people on board,” Avdia, an Albanian native, reportedly told local news channels.

He said the boat briefly parked on land where a woman got off and several women and children boarded before taking off in the direction of him and his daughter.

“It came in our direction and came at a hellish speed and separated me and the girl,” he said

A 7-year-old British girl was killed when she was hit by a boat propeller in Albania.
Seven-year-old Jonada Avdia, a British-born citizen, was killed when she was hit by a boat propeller in Albania.
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A devastated father fought an Albanian police commissioner on the beach after the policeman allegedly crashed his boat into his 7-year-old British daughter, killing her.
The girl’s father, Bedlar Avdia, tried to fight the police chief who killed his daughter.
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“I dove under the water and the craft hit my daughter with the engine section, cutting her all over.”

Tase, the police chief in the city of Elbasan, was later arrested and was due in court in the city of Vlora on Friday.

Investigators say the policeman was transporting members of his family from Porto Palermo to Potam – a distance of about 5 miles – when the accident happened.

Police said Tase plowed through an area clearly designated for swimmers with marked buoys to drop off family members before pulling away and hitting young Jonada just 15 feet from shore.

The boat’s propeller blades “caused serious damage leading to immediate loss of life,” a police spokesman told local outlets.

Tase has been charged with “negligent murder” and 15 police officers who were supposed to be guarding the beach that day have been fired, the Daily Mail reported.

The boat that allegedly killed a 7-year-old British girl sits on an Albanian beach.
The police are said to have transported family members to the beach at the time of the incident.
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The incident sparked protests in the capital Tirana, where demonstrators demanded the resignation of the country’s Interior Minister Bledar Çuçi, State Police Director General Gledis Nanos and Tourism Minister Mirela Kumbaro, according to Albania Daily.

Kumbaro told Albania Daily that she blames Tase for the tragedy and asked for a maximum sentence in his case.

“An angel is no longer among us because of the stupidity of a man who broke every law, every rule and every norm with tragically irreversible consequences,” she said.

“Aware that there are no words that can serve as a consolation for the parents, the family for the tragedy they suffered, the request goes to justice to do its job, without compromise, with maximum punishment for anyone who breaks the law.”

The leader of the Democratic Party of Albania, Sali Berisha, claimed that the boat had previously been used for drug smuggling.

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