A Turkish man electrocuted his wife for giving birth to a female baby

A Turkish man electrocuted his wife.

A Turkish man is charged with electrocuting his wife as punishment for giving birth to a girl — while on the phone to police who failed to avert the crime, media reported Friday.
The 29-year-old from southeastern Diyarbakir province does not deny murdering his wife by placing a live electric cable under her chin as she slept, a day after their second baby girl was born in January.
The Vatan newspaper published on its front page a transcript of a telephone call he placed to police in which he announced his murderous intent, in real time.
“I killed someone,” the man told the police operator, according to the transcript.
“Who did you kill?” asked the officer on the other end.
“I am killing my wife right now,” said the man.
“Did you kill her or are you killing her?” the officer asked.
“Well, she isn’t dead yet. But I am killing her if the murder is halal (permissible in Islam),” the man replied.
The officer then asked if the suspect had a problem with his wife.
“I am telling you that I killed my wife but you are asking what the problem was,” the man replied.
“I closed her mouth as she is in the throes of death,” he then said.
At which point the police operator snapped into action: “OK, wait. I am sending a unit”.
A defence lawyer told the court at a hearing Wednesday that his client killed his wife because she gave birth to “a girl once again”.
The suspect, a waiter at a local restaurant in the Kurdish-majority region, also has a four-year-old daughter.
A defense lawyer at a court hearing on Wednesday criticised police for failing to talk the suspect out of his crime.
“If a police officer with a high persuasive capacity and training were on the phone, (the woman) would be alive today”.
The case was the latest example of what rights activists say is a failure by EU hopeful Turkey to protect women from domestic violence.

Men hate women for giving birth to female babies. Men hate female babies, men hate anything female, men often rape them and kill them. Men hate women so much that they often beat women up, torture women, abuse women, assault women, burn women to death, stone women to death, cut women into pieces,

Men killed 214 women and 10 children in Turkey last year. Men will continue killing this year.


  1. Ed says

    The “defense” is completely irrelevant. He obviously knew what he was doing. It would have been great if the police could have gotten him to stop before it was too late and maybe they should have better training to deal with situations like this, but it has nothing to do with his guilt.

    There is no right to commit crimes unless personally talked out of it by a police officer. And even if there is some extreme interpretation of Islamic law that would allow this act, Turkey has a secular legal system ( unless that has changed recently).

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  3. deera says

    Stupid men. They are responsible for the sex of the child. It depends if the sperm has an X or Y chromosome. Idiots. I have no time for them.

  4. says

    To be fair, Gregory @1 and deera@2, neither the mother nor the father decide the sex of the baby. Sex is determined by whether the winning sperm has an x or y chromosome, but the father has no more control over this than the mother does.

    Better to say that the sex of the baby is effectively random – or, in a society steeped in religion, make sure that people get it into their heads (as F @2 suggests) that the sex of a baby is decided not by its mother but by God. It’s not true exactly, but it’s a better functional approximation, and a hell of a lot less misogynist in practice.

  5. latsot says

    The issue is that a man felt entitled to kill a woman. It wasn’t a crime of passion, it was something he felt entitled to do, something he felt was justified. The way the sex of babies is determined is irrelevant. The (perhaps) incompetence of the police command and control officer is irrelevant. The (apparently) cruel and stupid blaming of police by the defence is largely irrelevant.

    A man felt totally justified in killing a woman. Other people argued that he was right. That’s what’s relevant.


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