Ankara university lecturer killed by law student after catching him cheat in exam
ANKARA – Demirören News Agency
The Çankaya University law school student, identified only as İsmail H., first stabbed the research assistant, Ceren Damar Şenel, and then shot her dead with a gun.
Damar, who was initially severely injured, succumbed to her wounds despite efforts by paramedics. The student was detained shortly after.
The police determined that the suspect had used his father’s gun, a retired police officer, to shoot the academic.
The suspect told the police that he decided to kill the lecturer after she insisted to launch a disciplinary procedure for cheating. He added that he called his parents after the murder and his father took him to the police center.
In a statement, Çankaya University said exams throughout the university were suspended for one day and for three days, between Jan. 3 and 5, at the law faculty.
Meanwhile, the Ankara Public Prosecutor’s Office said on Jan. 3 that it had also launched another investigation regarding the same incident over a student’s remarks “praising a crime and criminal.”
The prosecutor’s office said their investigation concerns a student, only known by the initials M.B., who said: “This exemplary behavior [of the killing of Ceren Damar Şenel] will hopefully reflect on our exams. Have a nice working day everyone.”