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Turkish man held for attacking woman wearing shorts

Turkish police have detained an assailant on charges of kicking and injuring a young woman for wearing shorts on an Istanbul bus, local media reported on Sunday.

Police detained the suspect on Saturday in Uskudar, a district on the Asian side of the city, the private Dogan news agency reported.

Shouting “Those wearing shorts must die!”, the suspect attacked the woman, who works as a nurse, kicking her in the face, reports said. He later told police he had been angered by her clothing. “The shorts she was wearing were not appropriate. That’s why I was angry and behaved so,” he was quoted as saying by Dogan. The man, had previously been diagnosed as suffering from “manic depression”.
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