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22 May, 2019
 
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Murder-suicide shocks north Nicosia

Man in Kioneli strangles his wife to death then electrocutes himself

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A man in north Nicosia strangled his wife to death and then committed suicide by electrocution, in an apparent domestic violence incident, the second in the area this month.

According to Turkish Cypriot media, a 63-year-old male in Kioneli strangled his 60-year-old wife to death in the early morning on Tuesday.

Reports said the man used an electric wire to electrocute himself after the murder, while it was not made clear what had led to the incident

Police said the man, after killing his wife, phoned his sister and told her what had happened. She then called her nephew, one of two sons of the couple, who rushed to his parent’s residence where he found both of them dead. Reports said the man used an electric wire to electrocute himself after the murder, while it was not made clear what had led to the incident.

This is the second murder in Kioneli this month, following the murder of a woman who was stabbed to death by her ex, who later confessed to killing her because she did not want to get back together.

Turkish Cypriot media pointed out that the public has become extremely concerned over a series of violent crimes in the north, with nine brutal murders taking place in 2018.

Back in May, a 36-year-old mother also in Kioneli admitted to police that she killed her 7-year-old son after seeing a social media comment posted by the boy’s father.

Reports said the boy was still alive in his bed with multiple knife wounds in the stomach area, while his killer mom lied next to him and stabbed him again in the morning when she realised he was still breathing.

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