Father in northwestern Turkey kills cancer patient son ‘to end his pain’
KOCAELİ – Doğan News AgencyA man in the northwestern province of Kocaeli, who allegedly shot dead his cancer patient son with the latter’s consent, was arrested on March 29.
The incident occurred in the Erenler neighborhood of the İzmit district, with the man identified only as Salim B. allegedly shooting his 23-year-old son, who was suffering from colon cancer.
Salim B. reportedly said his son was in great pain, asking his father to either “shoot me or make me live.”
The man then shot his son in the head twice, before calling his relatives to inform them about the incident.
The body of his son was taken to a hospital morgue and was later laid to rest in a funeral ceremony.
Police detained Salih B. and a court later arrested him pending trial.