Man kills wife in broad daylight at Istanbul bus stop
ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency
Forensics teams investigate the crime scene in Istanbul's Sancaktepe district, July 3. AA PhotoA man murdered his wife after a row at a bus stop in Istanbul’s Sancaktepe district on the morning of July 3, before being found dead in his car a few minutes after the killing.
According to witnesses, the man, identified only as M.K., came to the bus stop where his wife, identified as S.K., was waiting.
The couple were arguing when M.K. put the gun to his wife’s mouth and pulled the trigger before jumping back into his car.
S.K., 36, lost her life at the scene. A few minutes after the murder, M.K. was also found dead in his car, likely after committing suicide, police officials said.
S.K. had left home after learning that her husband cheated on her and was living separately, it was claimed.
A criminal investigation has been launched into the murder.
According to a report by the news website Bianet, 17 women were killed in June alone, mostly by their husbands or partners. Last year, at least 214 women were killed in domestic violence-related murders, according to Bianet.