Turkish woman commits suicide after being raped by her brother. TrendyVoice

2 August 2015

Turkish woman commits suicide after being raped by her brother.




22 year-old Aysun Altay (pictured above) committed
suicide on Thursday, July 30 after her brother
allegedly raped her. She shot herself in the heart with
her boyfriend's unlicensed gun. Prior to her death,
she was said to have fallen into deep depression
following the rape. Altay's brother has since been
arrested and is in police custody.
In the suicide note she left her boyfriend, she wrote:
"I am tired of life and what I have gone through.
Please do not be sorry after I leave."
This is not the first time Altay tried to kill herself. She
had reportedly cut her wrists twice, after telling her
family she couldn't live with what her brother had
done to her.

According to a compilation of statistics from
Statistics Institute of Turkey (TÜİK), Sexual assault
crimes have climbed by 30 percent during the
2008-2013 period. Based on the reports by Bianet, a
Turkish press agency based in Istanbul, in the past 15
years, 50 percent of incest cases reported in Turkey
were perpetrated by biological fathers, whereas
other actors included uncles, brothers, grandfathers.
Between 2005 and 2010, over 100,000 victims were
subjected to sexual assault, but 40 percent did not
file an official complaint mainly due to fear and
shame.




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