Man brutally attacks woman in street over refusal in Turkey’s south
A woman in the southern Turkish province of Adana has been brutally attacked by a man whose sexual overtures she refused.
Local media reported Dec. 24 that Necdet Erdoğan Artural, 35, was arrested for assaulting Serap Sağlam, 31.
The assault happened in the Seyhan district late Dec. 11 when Artural approached Sağlam in the street, injuring him with a knife and a broken glass.
The assailant, who ran away after the attack, was later detained by the police.
Sağlam, who survived her injuries after getting 80 stitches on the wounds on various parts of her body, said the suspect attacked her because she had refused his dating requests.
“He found my boyfriend and told him that he will kill me. I have dodged death. He is obsessed with me,” Sağlam said, calling for him to be punished to discourage ongoing incidents of violence against women.