Man threatens suicide after wife takes refuge

Man threatens suicide after wife takes refuge

ADANA - Doğan News Agency
Man threatens suicide after wife takes refuge

Koç props a hunting rifle under his chin and threatened to commit suicide. DHA Photo

A man threatened to commit suicide yesterday morning at the Governor’s Office in the southern province of Adana unless officials brought back his wife who had taken refuge with the gendarmerie after he allegedly hit her.

For two and a half hours police officers attempted to persuade Rahim Koç, 37, to hand over his weapon after Koç propped a hunting rifle under his chin in the yard of the Adana Governor’s Office, and threatened to commit suicide unless his wife arrived. Koç then reportedly fired two rounds into the air to keep the police away. The authorities consequently called in the special operations police to disarm him.

The special operations police arrived on the scene and began to advance toward Koç with bulletproof shields and finally managed to take his weapon, which turned out to be empty.

His wife, Fadime Koç, had left their home and taken refuge at a lo and threatened to commit suicide cal gendarmerie station, claiming her life was in peril after Rahim Koç had slapped her during a quarrel. The gendarmerie had placed Fadime Koç at a women’s shelter and taken Rahim Koç into custody, only to release him after questioning.

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