Family of a Michigan Marine claims their sons death was not suicide, but a result of hazing by the Corp. 

In March of 2016, 20- year- old Michigan Marine, Raheel Siddigui died in a three-story fall down a barracks stairwell.

The Marines claim the death was due to suicide, the family of the Siddigui does not agree. The Detroit Free Press reported...

The family of a Muslim Marine recruit from Taylor who died in a fall at boot camp last year after allegedly being hazed and abused is suing the government for $100 million for his death, claiming "negligence on multiple levels of command."

The Lawsuit that was filed in Federal Court claims...

"The Marines "fostered a culture of abuse and hazing" at the training base at Parris Island, S.C., that led to the death of their son in March "

Since the incident on Parris Island, just 2 weeks after Siddiiqui joined the Marines, the Corp has maintained that the young recruit committed  suicide. With that being noted, the Marines did not immediately react to the lawsuit.

Digging deeper in to the tragic event it has been reported that...

" Siddiqui had been abused physically and hazed and called "a terrorist" by his drill instructor."

In fact the report details the incident...

"The morning Siddiqui died, he had complained of a sore, bleeding throat but was refused medical attention, instead being forced to run laps over and over again in his barracks. When he collapsed on the floor, his drill instructor allegedly slapped him. That is when Siddiqui ran through a door in the barracks and leaped over an exterior stairwell, falling three stories."

At this point the Marines have yet to produce a credible witness to the incident, or credible/verifiable information regarding the suicide. On a good note regarding this awful event, the Marines have implemented "a zero tolerance policy for abusing and hazing recruits". Anyone else think the same...too little, too late...

At this point the family does not have a good shot at proving their point in a court of law due to the Feres doctrine...

"The Supreme Court decades ago decided to effectively bar suits for injuries sustained by active-duty personnel related to their service — including training. Legal experts say in the past that getting around that may be virtually impossible short of getting Congress to change the law somehow."

How this lawsuit plays out will be interesting, but overall this was a tragic, awful event. My deepest sympathy for the family and friends of Marine Raheel Siddiqui.

ABC News Report posted on youtue.com...

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