2 Turkish students found killed in Ukraine
KHARKIV – Nerdun Hacıoğlu
The bodies of Buket Yıldız and Zeynep Hüsünbeyi were discovered on Jan. 3 after one of the victims’ friends went to the police after failing to reach them.
Their friends said the last time they heard from them was on Dec. 31, 2018.
Following the friend’s complaint, police found both women dead in their apartment.
The findings of an initial examination revealed that the students’ throats were cut and both were stabbed multiple times.
The apartment’s entrance door was not forced, the police said, leading to the possibility that the murderer was an acquaintance.
A probable suspect is the ex-boyfriend of one of the women, who is also a Turkish citizen, Ukrainian authorities have said.
The investigation unveiled that the victim was complaining to her family about how her ex-boyfriend was stalking her.
The flat’s landlord’s mother was also found dead on Dec. 23, 2018 in the same building.
Her body was scalded with hot water in the bathtub.
The victims were medical students at the Kharkiv National Medical University, which is considered one of the best medical universities in Ukraine for international students.