Irish-Kuwaiti ‘boxing’ tourist had surgery to repair skull fracture, Turkish reporter claims
DHA PhotoThe Kuwait-born Irish tourist who was captured on video taking on a mob of 15 shopkeepers in Istanbul has undergone an operation to repair a skull fracture, a reporter for daily Habertürk has claimed.
Mohammed Fadel Dobbousi, who was declared a hero by Turkish social media users after footage emerged of him resisting the attack, had earlier said he was suffering multiple injuries caused by the attack.
Dobbousi sustained a broken arm and a cracked shoulder blade in the assault, while the assailant shopkeeper who he punched lost two of his teeth.
In a report published on Turkish news website T24, Habertürk reporter Kübra Par said she found out that Dobbousi had also suffered a skull fracture when she called regarding a planned interview.
“We scheduled an interview but we couldn’t meet because he had urgently been rushed to a hospital. I called his lawyer Gökhan Cindemir to learn about his condition. Cindemir confirmed the information and said Dobbousi’s skull fracture had only just been noticed,” Par reported.
Cindemir previously told Doğan News Agency that his client planned to prosecute his assailants.
“The incident is currently the subject of a criminal investigation. We are also studying it. It might be prosecuted over deliberately causing physical injury. When reviewed closely, we may even see that it goes all the way to attempted murder,” he said on Aug. 27.