The incident took place in the town of Antakya on October 8 at around 16:00. Escaping from her boyfriend Oğuzhan K., who was chasing her with a line, Elif D. took shelter next to 5 people playing backgammon in front of a shop and asked for help.
In the meantime, the people who did not get up despite hearing the voices and continued the game continued to sit in front of the attacker with lines. Oğuzhan K. hit the young girl many times in front of 5 people. These moments were recorded by the workplace’s security camera and shared on social media.
Hatay Governor’s Office made a statement about the images that drew reaction.
In the statement, which stated that Oğuzhan K. was caught and that the injured Elif D. was not in danger of life, “As a result of the investigations carried out by our Governor’s Office regarding the incident of violence against women, the images of which were shared on social media, it was understood that the incident took place in our Antakya district on 08.10.2021 at 16.00, the suspect was caught as a result of the work of our security units, and there was no danger to the life of our citizen who was exposed to violence. While we are against all kinds of violence against women, we continue to work with all our units to implement the measures of violence against women effectively with the principle of zero tolerance, as a requirement of human rights, beyond the value given to women, beyond any benefit and expectation.
It was learned that Elif D. and Oğuzhan K., who were stated to be members of the tribe known as ‘Kurbat’ in the region, had a fight in the middle of the street due to the disagreement between them. Elif D. did not complain about Oğuzhan K., who was detained after the incident, which was reflected on the security camera.
HE WANTED TO SEE THE JUDGE AT THE COURT
Oğuzhan K., whose procedures at the police station were completed, was sent to the courthouse today. Elif D., who was attacked with a line, also came to the courthouse and did not leave her boyfriend alone. The police prevented Elif D., who wanted to hug Oğuzhan K., who was taken down from the police car and taken to the courthouse. Later, when she wanted to enter the courthouse, Elif D., who was blocked, threw herself on the ground. Elif D. said to the police officers who prevented her, “Let me be a victim, please. I need to talk to the judge. Let him be tried without arrest,” he said.
Oğuzhan Kaplan, who was transferred to the courthouse after his procedures at the police station, was arrested on the charge of “deliberate injury” and sent to prison.