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

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

A devastated father has been fighting an Albanian police commissioner on the beach after the officer allegedly drove his boat into his 7-year-old British daughter, killing her.

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

As Tase parked his boat on the shore right after the fatal crash, her father Bedlar Avdia confronted his daughter’s alleged killer and a fight ensued, photos of Albania’s former Prime Minister Sali Berisha show, the Daily Mail reported.

The police officer is said to have driven the vehicle into waters intended exclusively for swimmers.

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

He said the boat briefly parked on the shore, where a woman disembarked and more women and children boarded, before departing in the direction of him and his daughter.

“It came our way and at a hell of a speed, separating me and the girl,” he said

A 7-year-old British girl was killed when she was hit by a ship's 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 has been fighting an Albanian police commissioner on the beach after the officer allegedly drove 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 underwater and the vehicle hit my daughter with the engine part, injuring her everywhere.”

Tase, the police chief of the city of Elbasan, was later arrested and was due to stand trial in the city of Vlore on Friday.

Investigators claim the police officer was transporting members of his family from Porto Palermo to Potam – a distance of about 5 miles – when the crash happened.

According to police officials, Tase plowed through an area clearly marked for swimmers with marked buoys to drop off family members before retreating and encountering young Jonada just 15 feet from shore.

The boat’s propeller blades “cause serious injuries resulting in immediate fatalities,” a police spokesman told local outlets.

Tase was charged with “negligent manslaughter” and 15 police officers assigned to patrol the beach that day were fired, the Daily Mail reported.

The boat that allegedly killed a 7-year-old British girl is moored on an Albanian beach.
At the time of the incident, police were reportedly transporting family members to the beach.
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The incident sparked protests in the capital, Tirana, where protesters were demanding the resignation of the country’s interior minister, Bledar Çuçi, the director-general of the state police, Gledis Nanos, and tourism minister, Mirela Kumbaro, according to Albania Daily.

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

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

“Aware that there are no words to comfort the parents and family for the tragedy they have suffered, the appeal goes to the judiciary to do their job uncompromisingly, with maximum punishment for anyone found violating the violates the law.”

Albania’s Democratic Party leader Sali Berisha claimed the boat had previously been used for drug trafficking.

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