Istanbul: A car dealer has made a shocking claim that one of his staff tried to murder him with saliva he procured from a COVID-19 patient. Ibrahim Urvendi, from Adana in southeast Turkey, has filed a criminal complaint against the staffer who worked for him for some three years alleging that he tried to infect him with the virus.
Urvendi paid the employee 215,00 Turkish lira (Rs 22 lakh) after a successful car-sale deal and asked him to take the money to the office. “He even had the key to my safe, I completely trusted him. Later, I called him multiple times and could not reach him. He answered the next day. He said that he needed the money and stole it because he owed it to a loan shark,” Urvendi was quoted as saying by LADbible.
The boss also claimed that the former employee had spiked his drink with the saliva of a COVID-19 patient before stealing the money. Luckily, Urvendi didn’t consume the spiked drink. “He bought saliva from Covid-19 patient for 500 Turkish lira (Rs 5000) and tried to mix it into my drink. I learned about this from one of my employees,” Urvendi said.
He added, “This is the first time I have heard of such a bizarre killing technique. Thank god I did not become sick. God is always with the good. The employee has been accused of attempt to murder and threatening behaviour.
“I would rather he did kill me rather than trying to infect me with the virus. My mother and father have a chronic illness. if he infected me with COVID-19, I could have in turn infected my family and those around me. At least if he shot me in the head, I would be the only one to die. No need to be evil,” Urvendi said.
“Thank god the prosecutor’s office gave me protection, and they are now looking for the employee. I’m sure that a precedent decision will come from the lawsuit I filled,” he signed off.