He killed his son because ‘he did not love him’ but later suffered remorse and turned himself in.
Former Turkish top-tier soccer player, Cevher Toktas, made a shocking revelation when he confessed to killing his five-year-old son who was admitted in a hospital as a Covid-19 suspect.
Toktas, 32, confessed to Turkish authorities 11 days after he smothered his son, Kasim, with a pillow on May 4, CNBC Washington quoted Anadolu news report. He told police that he killed his son because “he did not love him” but later suffered remorse and turned himself in.
According to reports, Kasim and Toktas were placed in isolation at a hospital in Bursa province after the boy developed a cough and high fever. Soon after, Toktas suffocated his son and called for help at the hospital. The boy was rushed to intensive care unit where he died two hours later, reported HaberTurk television.
Toktas has since been arrested, although no trial date has been set yet. While his deceased son has tested negative for Covid-19 and his body has been sent for an autopsy.
Toktas currently plays with amateur league team Bursa Yildirimspor. Between 2007 and 2009, he played for the Hacettepe soccer team, which briefly competed in the Turkish top-tier Super League.