Eight students hospitalized after death threats in dorm in Turkey’s Karaman
Eight students were hospitalized on Nov. 4 after they had nervous breakdowns following death threats they received over the past two weeks in a girls’ dormitory in the Central Anatolian province of Karaman.
The incident occurred in the Nefise Sultan Girls’ State Dormitory, which hosts 1,400 students, at 3:45 a.m. on Nov. 4.
Several ambulances and police crews were dispatched to the scene after they were called when some students suffered tantrums.
After hearing the incident, students wanted to leave the dormitory, but were told by the police to not evacuate the building for security reasons.
Eight of them were taken to hospitals, while other students were treated in the ambulances.
The mysterious death threats allegedly began two weeks ago. Female students staying in dormitory claimed a person dressed in black came into their rooms and spoke in Arabic while they were asleep.
Some students said they found notes in their rooms that had “it’s your turn, you will die” written on them. Some others said their doors were also marked.
Following the incident, many students left the dormitory and all exams at the Karamanoğlu Mehmet Bey University were cancelled.
An investigation has been launched into the incident, and almost 200 students have testified.
The Karaman Governor’s Office issued a statement about the incident on its official website, announcing that no one was seen entering the dormitory during the two weeks except the students.
“It was determined that there was no one unfamiliar entering the dormitory’s building and the incident was caused by a prank that went too far by the students,” it stated.
The statement said an inspector was appointed to investigate the case.