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12,000 people watch man murder ex-wife on Instagram

Warning: disturbing content. More than 12,000 people joined an Instagram live feed to watch a man shoot and kill his ex-wife in a northeastern Bosnian town, after the killer posted that people should join the steaming to watch a murder take place.

The video, which is being removed from social media sites, shows Nermin Sulejmanović’s brutal execution of his former wife who had reported him to the police for domestic violence.

In the chilling video, the woman was shown disfigured and bloodied, sitting on a chair while a child cried in the background.

“Here, watch the murder live now, nice and easy … Are you watching?” Sulejmanović said, before shooting the woman in the forehead.

The camera then turned to a child lying on the floor, and Sulejmanović said: “Here, someone come and save the child. Moving on.”

Disturbingly, the video received 126 likes from viewers. The Bosnian authorities are investigating those who engaged with the video, local reports say – and those who posted supportive messages during the rampage could face charges..

“This is a huge shame for our society,” Bosnian Human Rights Minister Sevid Hurtic said according to the New Zealand Herald.

The bodybuilder recorded two more live videos as police pursued him, boasting that he had killed two other people, later identified as a man and his young son.

Sulejmanović also wounded a police officer, a man and a woman in the Bosnian town of Gradacac.

The killer “committed suicide after being located and before being apprehended,” police in the city of Tuzla said in a statement.

The incident has horrified Bosnian officials and commentators who said it raised issues regarding domestic violence, femicide, and the use of social media in a

Nermin Nikšić, the prime minister of the Bosnian Federation, said: “I have no words to describe what happened today in Gradacac.

“The murderer took his own life in the end, but no one can bring back the lives of the victims.”

The UN’s resident co-ordinator in Bosnia, Ingrid Macdonald, expressed horror at the murder and how it was live-streamed.

“The United Nations stands horrified by the fact that the murder of a female victim was live-streamed 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 prioritise the eradication of femicide.”

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