Cevher Toktas a 32 year Turkish midfielder has allegedly killed his five year old son, Kasim at a hospital in Turkey, after he believed his boy had contracted the dreaded coronavirus disease and also stated that he committed the crime due to his hatred for his son.
The Turkish footballer who currently plays for Bursa Yıldırımspor in Turkish top flight Super League killed his five years old son in a hospital.
His son, Kasim was having fever and difficulty in breathing in which the doctor placed him and his father on Quarantine April 23rd.
Having the symptoms of Coronavirus which includes fever and difficulties in breathing, the doctors suspected with fears that the boy has contracted coronavirus.
After few hours in that same day at isolation center, Toktas called for doctors attention to render help to his son.
The boy was rushed to Dortcelik Children’s Hospital in Bursa, North Western, where he died two hours later.
Health authorities had believed Kasim died naturally from the pandemic spread and he was buried the next day.
His death was ruled as a natural one owning to the fact that the coronavirus has currently infected over 140,000 people in Turkey according to health reports.
Toktas even posted his son’s grave on social media the next day with the caption;
“Do not rely on the world”.
It was later discovered, 10 days later after, Kasim’s burial, how he was killed when his father, Toktas went to the police station to confess, he told the investigators that he had killed his son.
Toktas said he suffocated his Son, Kasim with a pillow after he believed the boy had contracted the deadly infection.
From investigation also carried out, Toktas told investigators that he killed Kasim because;
“he didn’t love him since he was born”.
“For 15 minutes, I pressed down on the pillow without lifting it up. My son was struggling during that time.”
“After he stopped moving, I lifted the pillow. Then I yelled for doctors to help to draw any suspicions away from me.” Toktas said.
Toktas also told investigators that he kllled his youngest son because he solely wanted to and not because of any mental issue saying;
“I do not have any mental issue”.
Toktas will face trial for murder and will face a lifetime in jail according to reports.
Reports also finds that the Turkish government has ordered the child’s body to be exhumed for autopsy as investigations are still ongoing.