A mother’s love for her children knows no bounds. She will do anything to protect her kids form harm and ridicule from others. However, a Turkish mother took her protection to the extreme, because her son’s ears stuck out so far that he had become a victim of bullying. She opted to have cosmetic surgery performed in order to shrink the size of his protruding lobes, but became extremely upset post surgery when they appeared to be bigger than they originally were. As a result, the mother did the only thing she felt would prevent her son from future bullying: she ended his life.
According to the Mirror U.K., Nuray Sacan is the 37-year-old mother that decided the best way to protect her son was to murder him. She felt bad that her 10-year-old son’s ears were too large and that they instigated bullying against him. In an effort to stop the bullying, she scheduled plastic surgery to lessen their prominence. However, after the surgery when his ears were swollen, Sacan voiced her concern and unhappiness at the results. In her opinion, her son’s ears were much larger than they were prior to the surgery.
Sacan could not allow her son’s bullying to continue, especially after the botched surgery. As a result, she escorted her son to the woman’s restroom in the early morning hours when few people were around, and strangled him with her scarf, thus ending his life and potential for future bully attacks.
Sacan fled the hospital, but was eventually caught when she hit another car during her escape, according to Metro U.K.
According to Dr. Metin Tilmaz, the operation was fairly routine and the boy was nearly ready to be released.
‘The operation was a simple one and it was a complete success. There were no post-operative issues and he was due to go home.’
When police questioned Sacan, she stated that she killed her son to protect him from embarrassment.
“He became very ugly. He would have felt even more ashamed in front of his friends. I did it to save him such embarrassment. I was trying to protect him from a lifetime of pain.”
Dr. Kadri Altok, chief of surgeons at Gazi Hospital, was baffled by the incident. He felt the mother was in a normal state of mind and no where near a threat to her son.
“We can’t understand it. The boy’s mother did not seem to have any psychological problems and the operation went perfectly.”
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