Autopsy on woman strengthens murder suspicion in Ankara
Fevzi Kızılkoyun - ANKARA
An autopsy report on a university student who fell to her death from an upscale residence in Ankara has strengthened suspicions that she was murdered.
Şule Çet, a textile design student at Ankara’s Gazi University, was found dead after falling from the 20th floor of a skyscraper in Ankara’s Çankaya neighborhood on May 28.
A businessman, identified only as Çağatay A. and who had hired Çet as an assistant, had claimed that the woman committed suicide by jumping off his office’s window at 4 a.m.
It was later revealed that Çet had sent an SMS to a friend two hours before her death, saying “I can’t get out of here, this man doesn’t let me go, he is obsessed with me.”
The autopsy report recently added to the criminal file and seen by daily Hürriyet supports the family’s suspicions of murder.
According to the report, Çet was forced into anal sex before her death and DNA traces of Çağatay A. were found under nine of her fingernails, alongside bruises on her body that point to a fight.
The Çet family’s attorney, Umur Yıldırım, told Hürriyet that the autopsy report confirmed their claim that the woman was murdered after rejecting Çağatay A.’s sexual advances.
“Not even one of her fingerprints could be found on the window. How can a person jump out of a window to commit suicide without touching it?” Çet asked, adding that she might have been numbed before being thrown out by Çağatay A., whose fingerprints were found on the window.
The autopsy report also found opiate in the young woman’s blood.
Çağatay A., who remains free as of July 12, insists that Çet committed suicide by yelling out “I don’t want to live anymore.”
“We were like brother and sister. I tried to stop her from jumping off the window and that’s why my hand was bruised. I couldn’t stop her,” he told the police.