A Bosnian bodybuilder live-streamed the brutal murder of his ex-wife on Instagram Friday — before going on a shooting rampage that ended with his suicide.
Nermin Sulejmanovic, 35, filmed at least three videos documenting the violent spree that left three innocent people dead and three more injured in the northeastern town of Gradacac.
The horror started Friday morning when Sulejmanovic posted a video on Instagram, telling his followers that they would witness a live execution.
He then turns the camera to his ex-wife, whose face is bloodied and disfigured from injuries, local outlet Telegraf reported.
“Look, when you’re dealing with a wh–e who reports you to the police,” he tells his viewers in the chilling clip, as a child can be heard crying in the background.
Officials later said some 12,000 people watched the slaying live.
Sulejmanovic then tells his followers that he is the child’s father and that his ex-wife had “hidden” the toddler from him for more than a week, and had reported him to the police for domestic violence.
“Here, watch the murder live now, nice and easy … Are you watching?” Sulejmanovic says to the camera before callously firing a bullet into a woman’s forehead.
He then turns the camera to record the child lying on the floor: “Here, someone come and save the child. Moving on.”
The bodybuilder and fitness instructor then filmed at least two more live videos on the social media app while being pursued by the police, telling his viewers that he killed two others off-camera.
The pair was later identified as a man and his young son.
Sulejmanovic also wounded a police officer, another man and a woman at various locations throughout Gradacac while on the lam.
“I have no words to describe what happened today in Gradacac,” said Nermin Niksic, the prime minister of the Bosnian Federation.
“The murderer took his own life in the end, but no one can bring back the lives of the victims.”
Sulejmanovic committed suicide “after being located and before being apprehended,” police in the city of Tuzla said in a statement.
Authorities did not immediately reveal a motive for the shocking crime but said Sulejmanovic’s ex-wife, who has not been identified, had reported him for threats and violence in the past.
The father also had a criminal record, with past arrests on charges of drug smuggling and attacking a police officer.
According to local media, Sulejmanovic was a member of a drug gang when he was arrested in 2013 for selling marijuana and heroin.
UN’s resident coordinator in Bosnia, Ingrid Macdonald, decried the levels of violence against women in the Baltic country and called for “immediate collective action” to curb future violence.
“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, some followers who commented with supportive messages across Sulejmanovic’s social media account Friday could face legal consequences, prosecutors warned.
With Post Wires