Man arrested over bomb-laden package sent to father in Istanbul
ISTANBULA man was arrested on Nov. 22 for allegedly sending a bomb-laden package to his father’s office last week, Doğan News Agency has reported.
The suspect, A.C.K., reportedly confessed that he sent the bomb to his father, saying he was motivated to do so due to “childhood experiences.”
The man’s father, Osman K., was injured in a resultant explosion, as were two others.
A.C.K. faced charges of premeditated attempted murder.
In his testimony, the suspect said he attacked his father due to his indifference and lack of affection.
A.C.K. has previously denied being the person identified in surveillance camera footage seen delivering the bomb on Nov. 14.
“Would a son send a bomb to his father?” he said during his initial hearing, according to daily Sabah, before later admitting to sending the package.
Fingerprint evidence gathered from taxis used by A.C.K. were examined by the Istanbul Criminal Police Laboratory and revealed fingerprints that matched his prints.
The blast occurred at a four-story building at an electronics and engineering company owned by businessman Osman K. in the Zümrütevler neighborhood of Maltepe on Nov. 14.
The package was delivered to the company by a courier at 2 p.m. and exploded after Osman K. opened the package addressed to him.
His arm was severely injured in the attack, while the company CEO and one other person were also taken to hospital after being wounded.