Khashoggi’s body chopped and dissolved in acid: reports

Ankara: Reports are doing rounds that the body of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was dissolved in acid. However, Turkey’s Vice President Fuat Oktay said they need to be investigated. He accepted that Khashoggi’s case was a pre-meditated murder.

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was living in self-imposed exile in Washington disappeared in Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consulate on October 2.

Mr Oktay said, there are reports of the body being dissolved with acid which need to be looked at. So far Turkey has found no trace of Mr Khashoggi’s body in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and the surrounding areas.

The top Turkish official, presidential adviser Yasin Aktay, believes that Jamal Khashoggi’s body was dissolved in acid after being cut up to leave no trace behind.

Khashoggi, a critic of Saudi rulers, was killed inside the country’s consulate in Turkey on 2 October.