Turkish man kills doctor over ‘hate for rich people’s lives’
A Turkish man who was arrested after killing his psychiatrist in Istanbul has told the police that he hated to see how rich people live and shot the doctor for “mocking” him.
The 18-year-old, identified only as Serhat T., was arrested after fatally wounding Fikret Hacıosman at a private hospital in Istanbul’s Bahçelievler district on Oct. 2.
The Turkish media published his killer’s police testimony.
“I asked for his help because I was being affected by rich people’s lives, starting to develop hatred to see them get entertained. I asked how I can get rid of this feeling,” the man said.
“But he mocked me by telling me that I can get rid of it if I use the medication he prescribed,” the killer added, without elaborating why he perceived this advice as mockery.
Istanbul police launched an investigation into the murder, as Serdar T. was transferred to a prison pending trial.
Hacıosman was buried after a funeral on Oct. 3.