A father in Turkey broadcast his suicide over Facebook Live after he became upset that his daughter got engaged without his permission, The New York Post reported.
“Goodbye, I am leaving, take good care of yourselves,” said Ayhan Uzun, 54, in Turkish before taking out a gun and firing a single shot into his temple. In the comments underneath the video, people reportedly urged the man not to hurt himself.
Earlier in the video, Uzun said that he was choosing to end his life because his daughter had not come to him before she got engaged.
“I am livestreaming tonight, and it is my will, I do not want the ones who put me in this position to attend my funeral,” he said.
The man said he learned about his daughter’s engagement in a telephone call from his wife.
“Nobody asked me,” Uzun said. “Nobody treated me like a man. My father-in-law took my place and without having a right, he approved my daughter’s wedding … Nobody said this girl’s father is alive. Though I would have waited for my daughter and family to say to me: ‘Come, Father, be with us.’”
The video has since been removed from Facebook, the company told the Post.
“We are deeply saddened by the this tragedy,” according to the statement. “We don’t allow the promotion of self-injury or suicide on Facebook. We want people to have a safe experience on Facebook and we work with organizations around the world to provide assistance for people in distress.”
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