Turkish man headbutts wife for ‘cleaning too much’

Turkish man headbutts wife for ‘cleaning too much’

Turkish man headbutts wife for ‘cleaning too much’

A Turkish man may be jailed for over a year for headbutting his wife during an argument in which he complained his wife was cleaning their home every day. 

According to the court files reported by Demirören News Agency on Aug. 2, 30-year-old Fatih B. and his 26-year-old wife Kübra B. had an argument after she started moving furniture to clean the house at 2.30 a.m. on May 28.

As the quarrel turned into a fight, Fatih B. headbutted the woman and threatened to kill her.

The woman withdrew the criminal complaint she had filed to police on the night of the incident, but a prosecutor went on to turn it into a legal case and launched a public investigation.

“My husband told me I was crazy because I clean our home every day. He threatened to push my head into the wall and then headbutted my face,” the woman told the court, adding she did not want to proceed with the case.

The indicted man, who could be jailed for up to 1.5 year for causing injury and threatening, pleaded not guilty.

“When I objected to her cleaning our home at such a late hour, she shouted at me and told me I should mind my own business. I warned her to speak quietly as it was late, but she held my arms and squeezed them forcefully,” he told the court.

“As I was hurt, I wanted to push back but my head touched hers unintentionally,” said the man.

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