Man who shot and killed wife in north Cyprus had willed his property to his children (photos)

He has three restaurants in the UK, was in the middle of a divorce and had just shared his property among his children. He had a argument with his wife and boom.... he brought out a gun and shot at her. He waited 10 mins before calling the hospital and according to him, he is ready to face the punishment.

The 61-year-old man, Doğbılı İbrahim Erhalk who shot and killed his 52-year-old wife with a hunting riffle on Thursday evening in north Cyprus had called the hospital to say he shot his partner 10 mins after the incident.

Doğbılı İbrahim Erhalk who was arrested and taken to a court in Lefkosa on the charges of homicide, manslaughter and carrying illegal weapon has been ordered to remain in police detention for three days.

Doğbılı İbrahim Erhalk had shot his 52-year-old wife, Nigar Tevfik Erhalk with a hunting riffle at the abdominal area at about 6:00pm on Thursday at their home in Doganci.

He then called the hospital 10 minutes later, saying "I shot my partner" and dropped the call. The hospital then inform the police about the incident. When the police and the medical team got to the house, they found the woman dead and in her pool of blood.

He told the police at the scene; "I killed my wife. I want to say "I am willing to be punished".

He was taken away by the police one hour after.

Before the incident, the couple who have two children, a boy and a girl live in England and were in north Cyprus since July 11 as part of a summer holiday usually embarked on by the family every year.

The man who own three restaurants in England had just sent their 10-year-old son back to England two days ago when the incident happened.

Meanwhile, the man who is in the process of a divorce from his wife had recently transferred all his properties to his two children said a report.

Since 2001, there has been 37 reported cases of women being murdered by various means in the country either with a gun, knife or violently, with gun being on the top of the list. 15 of those cases were between husband and wife, 4 between boyfriend and girlfriend while children who killed their mother accounted for the others.
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