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On March 18, recruit Raheel Siddiqui fell three stories to his death at Parris Island, a Marine Corps training depot in South Carolina. (Tiffany Renee/Flickr)MoreCloseclosemore
On March 18, recruit Raheel Siddiqui fell three stories to his death at Parris Island, a Marine Corps training depot in South Carolina. (Tiffany Renee/Flickr)

On March 18, recruit Raheel Siddiqui fell three stories to his death at Parris Island, a Marine Corps training depot in South Carolina.

In an investigation, officials claimed Siddiqui, a 20-year-old Muslim, committed suicide after hazing and abuse. His family, however, disputes that his death was a suicide.

Twenty Marine Corps personnel face possible discipline or criminal charges for multiple violations, including evidence that Siddiqui was physically abused by his drill sergeant.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Gina Harkins of the Marine Corps Times about the case.

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Gina Harkins, editor at Marine Corps Times. She tweets @GinaAHarkins.

This segment aired on September 15, 2016.

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