Hit man seeks aid from rights organization after payment fails
ADANA - Doğan News Agency (DHA)
Hürriyet photoA contract killer has sought help from the Human Rights Association (İHD) after his employers allegedly failed to pay for his services and threatened to kill him, daily Taraf reported today.
Ö.A., who worked as a gun for hire, was reportedly hired by a criminal gang to kill businessman R.B. in the southern province of Adana.
The parties reportedly agreed on a fee of 500,000 Turkish Liras for the killing of R.B. The hit man said he shot R.B. in the head but that the victim survived the attack; now, the criminal gang has refused to pay Ö.A., saying he did not succeed in the deed.
Ö.A. applied to the İHD, saying his life was in danger. He also named several police officers whom he alleged were involved with the gang who threatened him.
İHD Adana Branch Chair Osman Kara said it was the first time they had seen anything like this particular application. "The applicant speaks of corruption reaching to the higher ranks of the police force. I hope light would be shed on this incident.”
R.B., who survived the attempt on his life, confirmed Ö.A.'s claims and placed complaints with the İHD, the Adana Prosecutor's Office and the Interior Ministry.
A court has opened lawsuits into three people in connection to the incident; Ö.A., meanwhile, has been jailed on separate criminal charges.