Turkish soccer player Cevher Toktashas has, reportedly, confessed to killing his 5-year-old son, Kasim, who was admitted in a hospital for coronavirus.
Ironically he told the police point blank that he “didn’t love” his son period!
Cevher Toktas reportedly suffocated his son (Kasim) with a pillow after it is believed the son had contracted coronavirus.
The 32-year-old top-tier player, handed himself over to police on May 4 and confessed to having smothered his son, Kasim, with a pillow, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
Many Twitter users have shared the “shocking” reports. Cevher Toktas, who plays for Bursa Yildirimspor in the Turkish Regional Amateur League, told police he killed his son Kasim at a hospital in the province of Bursa because he never felt that he loved him “since he was born.
“I suffocated him, I never loved him. I put a pillow on the head of my son, who was lying on his back, and I pressed for 15 minutes without stopping.”
“After he stopped moving, I lifted the pillow, then I yelled for doctors to help to draw any suspicions away from me,” he added.
“I don’t have any mental issues,” he reportedly insisted, claiming that not loving his son was the only reason he killed him.
Kasim was brought in to the hospital with a fever and cough on April 23. They were isolated together out of fear that they both had the virus, according to an article by The Sun.
The footballer represented top-tier Turkish football league, Super Lig. He played for the club between 2007 and 2009. One of the disappointed twitter users querried how a father can indeed not love his son
Tweep @Utd_lanre posted: “Tragic. How can you not love your own son?”