Thursday, 22 June 2017

Woman attacked by man on bus 'for wearing mini shorts during Ramadan'


A young woman was attacked on a bus in Istanbul for reportedly wearing a mini shorts during Ramadan . Disturbing CCTV footage captured on board the bus showed how an attacker struck Melisa Sağlam in the face as he passed her while getting off the vehicle. The victim jumped out of her seat to confront the man and threw a slap but the man grabbed her by her hair and shoved her before leaving the bus. Prosecutors in the Turkish city issued an arrest warrant for Ercan Kızıltaş after the university student reported the attack.'



The suspect allegedly told the victim, "are you not ashamed to dress this way during Ramadan ?" before he punched her, the Doğan News Agency reported. Kızıltaş claimed he was "provoked" as he defended himself, according to BirGün Daily. Turkish media reports stated Kızıltaş was about to be released after being interviewed by police on Wednesday but was sent to prison when investigators realised he had been convicted of a "tax offence". He was apparently sent to prison for tax charges for three years and seven months.

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