Story By: Feza Uzay, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
This is the moment a Turkish mother of two is fatally beaten by her estranged husband in a lawyer’s office where the couple was discussing the custody of their children.
Meltem Goncagul, 23, a mother of two, met Ibrahim Goncagul, 27, at a lawyer’s office on Adnan Menderes Boulevard in the south-eastern Turkish province of Osmaniye to discuss the custody of their children on 29th September.
An argument then broke out in the office while the divorce conditions were being discussed.
Goncagul knocked the mother of his children to the ground and proceeded to punch and kick her repeatedly all over her body while office workers were unable to restrain him, according to reports.
The emergency services were called to the scene and the victim was taken to hospital while Goncagul was placed under arrest.
As seen in the second clip, Meltem was taken out of the building on a stretcher.
She was then transferred to the Osmaniye State Hospital and later taken to a private hospital in Gaziantep.
Doctors determined that she had suffered a brain haemorrhage from the beating and, despite several medical interventions, she died on Saturday, 9th October.
Meltem’s body was sent to the Forensic Medicine Institute for an autopsy.
Goncagul was detained by the police and transferred to a courthouse. No further information regarding the suspect’s legal status has been made public.
It is unclear who now has custody of Meltem’s children.