Algerian man on trial in Turkey for biting nurse on ambulance
The Turkish nurse had filed a criminal complaint against the Algerian man
An Algerian man is on trial in Turkey for biting the finger of a nurse who applied first aid after the tourist was beaten up by the bodyguards of a nightclub in Istanbul.
Nour al-Islam, 23, had engaged in a fist-fight with the bodyguards of a club in the Taksim neighborhood after they refused to let him enter the premises on Jan. 28.
The injured man ran away into the nearby Gezi Park, where he was spotted by a policeman who called an ambulance.
Al-Islam bit the finger of 24-year-old Turkish nurse inside the ambulance where he was given first aid for an open wound on his eyebrow.
“He was too aggressive. He bit my right thumb and I fainted after I saw I was bleeding a lot,” the woman told the police.
Demirören News Agency reported on Aug. 31 that a prosecutor’s office completed the investigation last month and indicted al-Islam for “injuring someone with culpable negligence.”
Al-Islam, who defended that he did not notice he bit the woman as he was in pain, could be jailed for up to one year.