According to Dailystar, this is the shocking moment a passer-by approaches 23-year-old Gökay Çetin, smoking outside his work during ramadan and brutally knocked him out.
The assailant briefly argues with Cetin, before hitting him with a powerful right hook that knocks out the shop worker before he hits the ground.
Cetin’s limp body slumps against the car behind him before hitting his head in an eye-watering fall on the pavement. The attack occurred in the Fatih district of Istanbul on June 26, allegedly because the man believed Cetin had broken fast by having a cigarette during Ramadan.
The unnamed attacker reportedly tried to resuscitate Cetin before taking him to a nearby hospital, where he was kept until July 4 – nine days after the assault – due to the severity of his injury.
“I got off my motorbike and smoke from a cigarette came toward me while I was walking,” the assailant told police during his testimony.
“I said, ‘We are in Ramadan, at least smoke without making it obvious’.
“He replied: ‘Am I the only one who is smoking? Did you only notice me?’ Then I punched him.
“He fainted and I tried to resuscitate him, then I took him to hospital.”
It is unclear whether the man will face charges for the brutal assault.