Syrian woman killed in Turkey with baby in arms

Syrian woman killed in Turkey with baby in arms

BURSA
Syrian woman killed in Turkey with baby in arms

A young Syrian woman was fatally stabbed while holding her baby in her arms in the northwestern Turkish province of Bursa, Doğan News Agency has reported.

According to the report, 18-year-old Dima Ashaelim’s brother called the police after he said he found his sister dead at her home in Bursa’s Yıldırım district on June 19.

The young woman’s seven-month-old baby, Hasan Kasım, was alive in the arms of his mother, who had married Muhammet Kasım almost two years ago. 

Police have detained 27-year-old Bakri Ashaelim, the young woman's uncle, who confessed to the murder.

"I didn't want Dima to marry. I wanted her to divorce her husband. We argued over this issue and I killed her," he reportedly told in his testimony. 

The young woman's baby has been given to the family’s close relatives

The investigation into the incident is reportedly continuing.

Crime, murder, Syrians in Turkey