Three murders in two hours alarm Istanbul police
ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency
The consecutive murders alarmed the Istanbul police. DHA photoThree mysterious murders in Istanbul’s Fatih district alarmed police yesterday as the three victims were “linked,” according to claims.
Songül Polat, aged 37, was shot dead in the head in her jeep first, and then 26-year-old Aziz Caner Emre was also killed by a shot to the head in an old hotel’s room. The third murder came in the same district, soon after, when 39-year-old Yaşar Deli was murdered with a machete.
Polat’s body was found in her jeep at 3 p.m. in the Yedikule neighborhood after gunfire was heard by the people around. Three empty bullets were found at the crime scene by the police and Polat’s body was sent to forensic medicine for autopsy.
At 4 p.m. Aziz Caner Emre was found dead in a hostelry room in the Seyit Ömer neighborhood.
Emre’s criminal records showed that he had been charged with murder previously.
At 5 p.m. Yaşar Deli was attacked by an unknown person or people armed with a machete and killed due to injuries he sustained to his neck, face and arms.
The consecutive murders alarmed the Istanbul police. A suspect D.Ş. is being searched for as the prime suspect.
The suspect D.Ş. was said to be the brother of Songül Polat and he was taken to the police station to give a statement.
The family of the murdered victims at the station attempted to lynch D.Ş, but he was immediately taken to the hospital for examination by the police officers.
Murat Altın, who said he was the uncle of Yaşar Deli, said he knew the other two people killed and they were all related.
The investigation continues.