A Turkish woman now faces murder charges after choking her son to death because she thought his ears were too big.
Nuray Sacan, 37, paid for her ten-year-old son’s cosmetic surgery so his large ears would be reduced, which had caused the boy severe bullying throughout his childhood. Sacan was not pleased with the results and took him to the women’s bathroom where she choked him to death with her scarf.
“Both his ears had become even bigger after the surgery,” Sacan said. “He became very ugly. He would have felt even more ashamed in front of his friends. I did it to save him such embarrassment.”
Sacan fled Gazi Hospital in Turkey’s capital, Ankara, after allegedly killing her son, and crashed her car into another vehicle. She confessed to the crime in an ambulance on the way back to the hospital.
Gazi Hospital chief surgeon Dr Kadri Altok said of the incident, “We can’t understand it. The boy’s mother did not seem to have any psychological problems and the operation went perfectly.”