Outside the apartment complex where the Pelteks lived (WHEC)
An honor killing in Scottsville, New York. What was the dishonor? Well, part of it was that his four-year-old daughter had been “sullied” by a gynecological exam. For this she had to be killed. From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, with thanks to LGF:
April 24, 2004) — Ismail Peltek, who was indicted Friday on charges of second-degree murder in the April 15 slaying of his wife, Hatice Peltek, claimed he attacked his wife and daughters after learning that his brother had molested his wife and his 22-year-old daughter, according to court documents.
Peltek, 41, said he attacked his 4-year-old daughter because she had been “sullied” by a gynecological exam.
“I was concerned that my family’s honor was taken,” he allegedly told investigators. …
His 39-year-old wife died after being stabbed repeatedly and bludgeoned on the head with a hammer.
His daughters suffered fractured skulls from hammer blows.
“If you had the opportunity to kill the family again, would you?” he was asked by Rochester police Officer Emre Arican, who was brought in to help investigators because he speaks Turkish.
“My female family, yes. My male family, no,” Peltek allegedly replied. …
So-called “honor killings” of females are common in Turkey and countries of the Middle East, according to UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund. UNICEF defines the practice as one “in which men kill female relatives in the name of family ‘honor’ for forced or suspected sexual activity outside marriage, even when they have been victims of rape.”