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(Milliyet Newspaper, 25 January 2018)
The late Alper Balcı, left, and those whom his death liberated.
In the Ambarlı neighborhood of Avcılar district, Istanbul, Alper Balcı (40),
the married father of 3 children and the owner of a textile company, went
missing. Two of his employees noticed a body in a well at the workplace
and called police. With the help of firefighters, the police were able to
retrieve the body from the well, although it was covered with cement.
The body was that of Alper Balcı and he had been shot in the head at close
range. At first, Balcı's wife Nazlı Balcı told her husband's workers that
he had fled because of warrants against him but when questioned by police
she confessed to the murder of her husband and explained that "he was
beating me all the time and I couldn't take it anymore so I decided to kill
him. While he was sleeping, my daughter and I went into the bedroom,
closed our eyes and pulled the trigger. When we opened our eyes my
husband was dead. We kept his body in the house for 2 days. Then, my
daughter and I wrapped the body in a blanket and threw it in the well in
the workshop, which is in the basement of our building. We poured
cement over it so it wouldn't be seen."
Nazlı Balcı's 13-year-old daughter was also taken into custody and a
search of their home turned up a revolver, two rifles and an amount of
narcotics belonging to Alper Balcı, who had a police record for robbery
and drug use. Nazlı Balcı also has a police record for robbery.