Soccer player Cevher Toktas says he killed coronavirus-stricken son

A Turkish soccer player has admitted to smothering his five-year-old son to loss of life whereas the kid was within the hospital for coronavirus, in line with studies.

Cevher Toktas, who performs for Bursa Yildirimspor in Turkish Regional Amateur League, instructed police that he killed his son Kasim at a hospital within the province of Bursa as a result of he by no means felt that he cherished him, Turkish outlet Demiroren News Agency (DNA) reported.

The 32-year-old introduced his ailing son with a fever and cough April 23 to the hospital, the place they had been remoted collectively out of concern that they each had the virus, according to The Sun


Later within the day, the daddy alerted medical doctors that his son was struggling to breathe, in line with the studies.

Doctors tried to avoid wasting him, however he died two hours later from was believed to be coronavirus, the shops reported.

On May 4, Toktas went to a police station and got here clear about killing his son within the hospital, the studies mentioned.

He claimed that whereas they had been alone, he pressed a pillow on Kasim for 15 minutes as his son was mendacity on his again, the shops mentioned.

Cevher Toktas
Cevher ToktasAP

“After he stopped moving, I lifted the pillow,” he reportedly mentioned. “Then I yelled for doctors to help to draw any suspicions away from me.”

The soccer player was taken into custody, whereas his son’s physique has been exhumed for an post-mortem, in line with the report.