Turkish woman fakes death to escape being killed by former ISIL militant husband
A woman in the southeastern Turkish province of Şanlıurfa has faked her death in order to escape being killed by her husband - a former Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant.
The 40-year-old man badly wounded his 34-year-old wife in Şanlıurfa’s Haliliye district late on Dec. 8, stabbing her in the neck and beating her.
The woman subsequently faked her death in a bid to survive, after which Ahmet washed his hands, changed his blood-stained clothes, and left the
Her neighbors called an ambulance and notified the police and the woman was rushed to the Şanlıurfa Research and Training Hospital after receiving initial treatment at the scene.
The badly wounded woman is currently receiving treatment at the hospital’s intensive care unit, while the search to apprehend the man is ongoing.
Speaking about the incident, the woman’s brother, identified as Ali Bucak, said the suspect went on the run after taking an unlicensed weapon with him.
Bucak also claimed that the brutal man is planning to kill his 18-year-old son.
“My brother-in-law, who joined ISIL in Syria and was there for a year before returning to Turkey, went to my sister’s house to kill her. He first stabbed her in the neck and then continued to do so all over her body. My sister then faked her death because she wasn’t strong enough to resist him,” he said.
“This villain is dangerous for everyone. The lives of my sister and her children are in danger. We request protection from the state and we want this person to be caught as soon as possible,” Bucak added.
He also said no officials had yet appointed to protect them, although three days have passed since the incident.
“We don’t know why he did it. He was previously jailed for fraud. My sister is still in intensive care three days after the incident. We need help from the authorities regarding protection,” Bucak said.