Turkish prosecutors on Friday requested an Istanbul court remand the wife of Daesh-linked Abdulgadir Masharipov, accused of killing 39 people at a nightclub in January.
Zarina Nurullayeva was among 11 suspects for whom the prosecutors sought formal arrest warrants. Masharipov was captured in an apartment in the city's Esenyurt district some 16 days after gunning down New Year revelers at a popular nightclub, Reina on the shores of the Bosporus.
Prosecutors said Nurullayeva was aware of the plot to attack the night club and will face terror charges, for aiding and abetting murder, along with others. In the petition for the arrest of the suspects, prosecutors also revealed the fate of the Uzbek-born terrorist's four-year-old son.
The boy was thought to be in the hideout with his father, but police did not find him there.
Prosecutors said two Daesh militants had taken the boy from his mother, a day before she was detained. Nurullayeva and two other women linked to Daesh, at the time of their capture, were staying in a house in Pendik, on Istanbul's Asian side, that was being used as a sleeper cell for the terrorist group. Prosecutors said, two Daesh men probably took the boy to another sleeper cell.
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