Beheaded rapist’s wife applies to take custody of baby
Kezban Gider (R), DHA Photo
The wife of an alleged rapist who was murdered and decapitated by his victim applied for custody of the baby born as a result of the assault, but a public prosecutors’ office has declined the request, daily Hürriyet reported today.
The woman, Kezban Gider, reportedly wished to raise the baby with her two children, saying she felt sorry when she thought the baby girl would grow up in an orphanage.
The baby was also her children’s sister, Gider said.
The rape victim and mother of the baby, Nevin Y., had wished to abort the baby when the incident was revealed, but a court refused to allow her to do so.
Nevin Y. gave birth to the child on Nov. 17.
Nevin Y., a local in Isparta's Yalvaç district, made headlines when she severed the head of a man who had been raping her and blackmailing her for months, tossing it into the open in the village square.
She was arrested shortly after police forces detained her. She reportedly told villagers that the head was the "head of the one toying with [her] honor."