Al Arabiya.net, 23 September 2017 - New details on the murder of Orouba Barakat and her daughter Hala in Istanbul have emerged among Syrian activists on Friday evening.
Barakat and Hala were stabbed to death. Turkish police found their bodies in their apartment in Istanbul’s area of Uskudar. The police, however, has not issued any information about the murder yet.
Syrian sources from Istanbul said that the victims most likely knew their killer or killers. This is deduced because their place of residence showed no signs of a break-in.
New details reveal that the perpetrators deliberately knocked on the door in a conventional manner, then entered and strangled Barakat and Hala. Following the break-in, they stabbed the women with a knife.
After concluding their murder spree, they poured detergent liquid over their bodies to prevent any smell from exposing them and their crime before securing a hideout.
When Orouba’s sister, Shaza Barakat, accused the Syrian regime of assassinating Orouba, some Syrian activists pointed out that it may be possible that the culprits are members of the Muslim Brotherhood. The activists believe so because Orouba was very critical of the Brotherhood’s actions and approaches to the Syrian case.
Orouba is a Syrian activist who opposed the Assad regime. She was a member of the opposition national council and was a well-known as a supporter of the revolution and as a critic of opposition institutions. Her daughter Hala was a journalist in the Syrian Orient institution.