Man kills five over land dispute in Adıyaman

Published 23.07.2018 00:00

A man shot dead his father, brother, brother's wife and their two children over a dispute on the ownership of a plot of land belonging to the family in the eastern city of Adıyaman.

Thirty five-year-old Salih Albay argued with his father Hamdi and brother Hicabi yesterday over the share of land the family owned in Adıyaman's Besni district. The angered man grabbed a shotgun and fired at his father and brother before turning the gun on his brother's wife Serpil and her two children aged 2 and 3.

Albay fled the scene but was cornered in a cemetery by gendarme troops. He turned the gun on himself and pulled the trigger. The heavily injured man was hospitalized and placed in intensive care area. Police have launched an investigation into the deaths.

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