A taxi driver in Istanbul tricked the local imam into announcing the death of a woman, with whom he was angry. After the woman filed a complaint, the man defended his action by saying, “She was dead to me.”
A woman in Istanbul's Çengelköy over the weekend was surprised to hear the local imam announcing to the neighborhood that she was dead through the mosque's speakers, inviting them to the afternoon funeral prayers.
According to NTV news channel, the woman, whose name was not released, was furious and went to the police station to file a complaint. It later became apparent that the imam of the Köroğlu Mosque was told over the phone that the woman had died by a man who had an altercation with her.
The woman told the police that the suspect, who is said to be a taxi driver, had previously threatened her. When asked why he had done it, the taxi driver said, "She was dead to me. I was angry and did it."
The imam, who was justifiably annoyed, said, "Someone phoned me and told me she had died. I believed the person and did my duty."