The savage killing of a Bosnian bodybuilder’s ex-wife was live-streamed on Instagram on Friday before the shooter went on a shooting rampage that resulted in his suicide.
The violent rampage in the northeastern town of Gradacac that resulted in the deaths of three innocent persons and the injuries of three more was captured on camera by Nermin Sulejmanovic, 35, in at least three recordings.
As per nypost, Sulejmanovic released a video on Instagram early on Friday morning informing his fans that they will watch a live execution.
He then turns the camera to his ex-wife, who has bruises to her face and is covered in blood, according to local news source Telegraf.
In the terrifying film, he advises his viewers, “Look, when you’re dealing with a wh-e who reports you to the police,” as a young child sobs in the distance.
Sulejmanovic then claims to be the father of the little child and claims that his ex-wife kept the toddler “hidden” from him for over a week while also filing a domestic abuse report against him with the police.
Watch the murder unfold right here, conveniently… Do you observe?” Sulejmanovic addresses the camera before savagely shooting a woman in the forehead.
When the youngster is seen lying on the ground, he flips the camera to show him saying, “Here, someone come and save the child. I’m going on.”
After that, while being pursued by police and recording at least two more live recordings for the social media platform, the bodybuilder and fitness teacher claimed to have killed two other people off-camera.
The man and his small boy were later recognized as the two.
While running from the law, Sulejmanovic also injured a police officer, a man, and a woman in different parts of Gradacac.
Nermin Niksic, the prime minister of the Bosnian Federation, said, “I have no words to describe what happened today in Gradacac.”
The perpetrator ultimately committed suicide, but the victims’ lives cannot be restored.
Sulejmanovic killed himself “after being located and before being apprehended,” according to a statement from Tuzla police.
Authorities did not immediately give a reason for the startling act of violence, but they did say that Sulejmanovic’s ex-wife, who has not been named, had previously reported him for threats and acts of violence.
The father also had a criminal history, having been detained in the past on suspicion of smuggling drugs and assaulting a police officer.
Sulejmanovic was allegedly a narcotics gang member when he was detained in 2013 for allegedly trafficking marijuana and heroin.
Ingrid Macdonald, the UN’s resident coordinator in Bosnia, denounced the prevalence of violence against women there and urged “immediate collective action” to stop it from happening in the future.
“The United Nations stands horrified by the fact that the murder of a female victim was livestreamed via a social network, which is one of the latest in a streak of femicide and severe cases of gender-based violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina,” she said.
“We call on the authorities to resolutely commit to eradicating this heinous crime, and urge the international community, governments, civil society, and individuals to join forces to prioritize the eradication of femicide.”
Meanwhile, authorities cautioned that any of Sulejmanovic’s followers who left encouraging comments on his social media posts on Friday risked legal repercussions.