A 54-year-old man was burned with boiling cooking oil before being stabbed to death by his wife after finding out he was not their son's biological father, it's been reported.
Necmi Arslan, a divorce judge, was found dead in his Istanbul apartment which he shared with his wife Hande and the three-year-old son he thought he had fathered before paternity tests revealed the devastating truth.
The man reportedly confronted his 43-year-old wife with evidence that he was not the boy's dad and threatened to leave her, Turkish media revealed. Investigators believe the pair argued furiously before she snatched up a pan of boiling oil and hurled it at her husband before repeatedly stabbing him.
After realising what she had done, the mother jumped out of the third-floor apartment's window and later died in hospital of multiple injuries. The three-year-old child has reportedly been handed over to his biological father.
How the truth came out
The pair became lovers while Judge Arslan was handling Hande's divorce case. When she told him she was pregnant and he was the father, he believed her and married her as soon as her divorce came through. It has since emerged that when Hande became pregnant, the couple had decided to keep it secret until the divorce trial was over, according to local media.
At the time, she had reportedly told the judge: "I got pregnant from you. We're going to have a baby." To which the judge had reportedly replied: "You are already getting divorced, when the case is over and the decision is finalised, we will get married" adding "don't think about terminating the pregnancy."
When Hande gave birth, the father was registered as her soon-to-be ex-husband, because the divorce proceedings were not finalised yet. But when Judge Arslan tried to have the child's father reregistered as himself, a Civil Court of First Instance ordered a DNA test which revealed it was 99.99 per cent likely that Hande's ex-husband was the father.
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