Iranian tourist killed after objecting to bill in Istanbul
ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency
DHA photoAn Iranian tourist who objected to the price of a bill was killed in front of a nightclub in the Fatih district of Istanbul on Sept. 29.
A fight erupted between Iranian tourists H.K., 40, and P.M., 29, and a group of suspects who took the two men to a nightclub on late Sept. 29 in the Kemalpaşa area of Fatih. The fight allegedly began after the local group tried to swindle the tourists and overcharge them during their stay at the venue.
H.K. and P.M. were stabbed during the fight and taken to hospital. H.K. succumbed to his injuries following the incident.
Meanwhile, police identified six suspects who attacked H.K. and P.M with knives after carrying out an inspection of video footage obtained from nearby surveillance cameras.
Police also determined that the suspects deliberately swindled the tourists and seized their money.
Six suspects were arrested and charged with “voluntary manslaughter” and “intentional wounding.”
Foreign men in places like Fatih and Taksim are often approached by touts attempting to lure them to nightclubs where they are charged exorbitant prices for drinks.