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Teenager kills doctor after his grandfather passes away

18 April 2012, Wednesday /TODAYSZAMAN.COM
A cardiothoracic surgeon from the southeastern province of Gaziantep was stabbed to death on Tuesday by the grandson of one of his patients, who passed away during an operation.

Twenty-six-year-old Ersin Arslan was seriously wounded when a 17-year-old boy attacked him in his office. Arslan immediately received medical attention and was rushed into surgery by his colleagues; however, he died shortly after the incident.

The young man was later found with a knife in a hospital lavatory and handed over to police. The Gaziantep Police Department has begun an investigation into the incident. The suspect was arrested by a court on Wednesday.

In a statement to the press, the Turkish Doctors' Union (TTB) said doctors across the country will go on strike for two days in protest of Arslan's murder and to draw attention to the general lack of security at hospitals. In İstanbul alone 131 cases of serious insult to or attacks on doctors have been brought before the courts in the past year; in Turkey as a whole such cases are thought to number in the thousands.

Ersin Arsalan and all his family should be brought to task and pay the blood money to the family of the Surgeon. They should repent and should spend the rest of their lives in prison till they are reformed.
ignorance and stupidity is still wide spread in this country..what a shame
These cases of violence tells us about something about the psyche of the general public young and old. People get violent immediately and resort to violence. We see this in the case of this doctor's unfortunate death as well as in the events often showing up in the Turkish Parliament. This needs to ...
A. Khan
was this 17 year idiot more upset about loosing his grandfather or his grand father's pension and benefits as a result of him dying ?
What a waste RIP
Terrible. Killing a doctor who tried to save this man's grandfather. What a moron.
eric m
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