Police catch father who stabbed two sons to death, wounded third in Istanbul
ISTANBULIstanbul police apprehended on Aug. 9 a man who stabbed two of his sons to death and wounded the third early in the morning.
The man, identified as Aslan Güleryüz, reportedly engaged in a brawl with his three sons at their residence in the Yavuztürk neighborhood of the Üsküdar district.
He later stabbed his sons Onur Güleryüz, 20, and Ahmet Güleryüz, 24, who died at the scene. The third son, Orçun Güleryüz, 22, was wounded and taken to hospital.
The father then fled the scene, but was shortly after caught in a police search. He was found while walking near the coast of the Kadıköy district with a knife in his hand. Previously, a police officer had reached Güleryüz by telephone and tried to convince him to surrender.
The mother, Songül Güleryüz, was not at the residence when the incident occurred but it was found out that she had earlier this month filed a complaint to the authorities, on the grounds that her husband was violently abusing her. The prosecutor’s office reportedly took the man’s testimony but the authorities later ordered his release. He was then indicated to have gone to the Aegean province of Manisa, and he did not appear at his house in Istanbul until the morning of the crime.
Following the incident, the family’s relatives came to the scene of crime, some of whom burst into tears. Songül Güleryüz’s brother, Hüsammettin Şahin, told the police in protest: “We have previously filed a complaint 50 times. Are you coming after their death?”
Following the analysis of the prosecutor and the crime investigation teams at the scene, the bodies were dispatched to the forensic morgue.
Şahin showed reporters photos depicting his sister’s physical abuse by her husband, complaining that no precautions were taken by the police.
Another relative has claimed that after killing his children, Güleryüz called his wife to tell her what he had done.