A THUG kidnapped disabled victims and beat them in a mountain shack before posting pictures of his abuse to Instagram, it has been alleged.
Firat Kaya, from Turkey, was detained by authorities on Thursday after police were alerted to pictures allegedly showing the vile abuse on his social media account.
Kaya, known on Instagram as “Firat Delikanli”, is accused of posting several pictures to his Instagram account of people who he had allegedly severely beaten.
In the footage, two of the suspect’s victims, a man and a woman, can be seen with badly beaten faces using sign language to explain what was happening.
The man has since been identified as Engin Elekci, 33, who Kaya claimed he had beaten because he was gay.
His bloodied face was posted on Instagram with a homophobic slur in the caption.
Engin, who is hearing impaired and uses sign language to communicate, explained to the authorities about the incident that occurred in the north-western Turkish province of Kocaeli on March 22.
“I know Firat, he also suffers from a hearing impediment,”Engin said.
“He told me on 22nd March to go to Kocaeli as he had a job there for me.”
Engin continued: “I arrived in Kocaeli where we sold souvenirs.
“However, while we were splitting the money we made, Firat began to get aggressive with me.
“Suddenly, he and four of his friends kidnapped me and took me to a mountain shack.”
Engin claims that in the shack Firat beat him brutally for hours then dumped him at a bus stop and told him to go home.
Local media reported that the woman who can be seen in the footage lying in a hospital bed with a badly bruised face was another victim.
He is suspected of posting several other images of unnamed victims with bruised and bloody faces.
An online campaign to get Delikanli arrested took off using the hashtag “#FiratDelikanlıTutuklansin” which means “detain Firat Delikanli”.
Social media coverage and Engin’s statement led to the actually Attorney General’s Office launching an investigation against Firat for attempted murder and kidnapping.
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Local media added that Firat already has over 30 violent crimes on his record including extortion, fraud and sexual abuse.
It is unclear why authorities did not act until the online campaign started.
The local Police Department have the suspect in detention and the investigation is ongoing.