Thursday 9 July, 2020

Dad livestreams suicide on Facebook over daughter's wedding

A 54-year-old father shot himself in the head on Facebook Live 'because his daughter was getting married without asking him for permission'.

Ayhan Uzun documented his suicide on Facebook Live as family members begged him not to do it. Just before he shot himself, he spoke to the camera, going on a long tirade about his family. 

He had recently found out that his daughter had gotten engaged without his permission. "I am livestreaming tonight, and it is my will, I do not want the ones who put me in this position to attend my funeral."

He stated that he only found about his daughter's engagement via a telephone call. "On my daughter's happiest day (her engagement), they called me and said to me: 'Father come have a treat.'

"Nobody asked about me. Nobody treated me like a man. My father-in-law took my place and without having a right he approved my daughter's wedding.

"Nobody said this girl's father is alive. Though I would have waited for my daughter and family to say to me: 'Come father, be with us.'

"My wife called me and she told me. I said to her why didn't you come to tell me, and she said: 'We cannot make a personal visit to you...'

"Maybe some of you will call this a show. I do not want anybody to go through this thing that I am going through.

"A little later I will put an end to my life with the gun I am holding in my hands."

He then pulled the trigger after counting to three and said his final words: "Goodbye, I am leaving, take good care of yourselves."

During his livestreamed speech, friends and relatives sent comments begging him not to commit suicide. Uzun took no notice, however, and went through with his threat. His family rushed around to the house to find his dead body.

Police have launched an investigation and Uzun's body was taken to a morgue for an autopsy.


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