Attacker arrested for throwing Senegalese man off balcony in Istanbul
ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency
Footage from a security camera displays Senegalese victim Seydou Nourou Kante after his fall from a height of three stories. DHA PhotoAn assailant has been arrested for throwing a Senegalese man off a third-floor balcony in Istanbul’s Kumkapı neighborhood after a fight erupted while waiting in a queue at a post office, while three other suspects have been released.
Four attackers, identified by Doğan News Agency as Hakan Y., Süleyman Y., İsa Y. and Hasan T., threw a Senegalese man off the third-floor balcony of a post office in Kumkapı’s Saraç İshak neighborhood at 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 10.
Reports alleged the victim, 25-year-old Seydou Nourou Kante, engaged in a quarrel with an unidentified man due to a disagreement over how to queue at the post office.
As the quarrel grew more intense, friends of both parties got involved and fighting erupted between the two groups.
During the fight, one of the suspects threw Kante off the balcony.
Even after Kante’s fall, one of the assailants ran down and attempted to continue beating the victim.
Kante was brought to Haseki Research and Training Hospital for treatment. He is reportedly suffering from impact trauma to his forehead and a fractured hip bone.
Police detained all four suspects for throwing Kante off the balcony. Three of the suspects were released pending trial while Hakan Y. was arrested for attempted murder.