Woman murdered at courthouse

Woman murdered at courthouse

ZONGULDAK - Anatolia News Agency
Woman murdered at courthouse

Sibel Y., 24, was threatened by her alleged ex-boyfriend. AA Photo

A woman was killed yesterday by an alleged ex-boyfriend at the entrance of the courthouse in the Black Sea town of Alaplı of Zonguldak province. A relative of the woman was also wounded by a ricocheted bullet.

Sibel Y., 24, had filed a criminal complaint at the court a while ago because she was threatened by her alleged ex-boyfriend, a minibus driver named Anıl T., 25. The first hearing of the case where he was tried for allegations of making threats was scheduled for yesterday at Alaplı Courthouse.

Anıl T. was waiting at the entrance of the courthouse when he came across Sibel Y. He fired his unregistered gun and shot Sibel Y. in the chest, fatally wounding her. A deflecting bullet also wounded her relative Özkan Ö. in the stomach.

Both victims were rushed to Alaplı State Hospital. Sibel Y. lost her life despite medical efforts while Özkan Ö. was transferred to Ereğli State Hospital after the first medical response.

Anıl T. fled after the incident but was caught by police squads. Investigation into the killing is ongoing.