Boyfriend shoots dead 16-year-old girl at schoolyard in Turkey’s Aksaray
AKSARAY – Doğan News Agency
DHA PhotoA 16-year-old high school student has been shot dead by her boyfriend, allegedly for wanting to break up with him, in the yard of her school in Central Anatolian Aksaray province.
Elif Zelal Yeni was shot and killed with a rifle by 18-year-old Samet Ermiş at the schoolyard of Osman Gazi Anatolian High School, where she was a student, at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 11.
According to reports, Ermiş had rented a car and drove to Yeni’s school upon learning of her decision to end their relationship.
As Ermiş demanded that they speak, Yeni approached the walls of the school and started explaining her decision to the man, who remained outside of the school’s fences. After realizing Yeni was determined to carry through with the break up, Ermiş reportedly went back to his car, picked up his rifle and opened fire at the girl.
Reports indicated the girl collapsed immediately before Ermiş turned the weapon on himself and fired.
Police and medical teams were dispatched to the school after an appeal by teachers who had heard the gunshots.
While Yeni succumbed to her wounds in the schoolyard, Ermiş was brought to Aksaray State Hospital and was reported to be in critical condition.
Meanwhile, daily Sabah newspaper reported another incident of violence against young women in Istanbul, where a 15-year-old girl was abducted by the relatives of an 18-year-old male in an attempt to rape her and force her to marry.
According to the story, which did not specify the date of the incident, Zeyno K. was kidnapped by a man, identified as İbo İ., his aunt and other relatives.
Planning to meet with a friend, Zeyno K. had gone to Istanbul’s Esenyurt district, where she was instead confronted by the assailants, who forcefully put her inside a car.
Reports indicated she was first brought to a daily rental house in Sefaköy and later to another apartment in the Kağıthane district.
Zeyno K. was subsequently imprisoned by the family for two days, during which she was violently forced to have sexual intercourse with İbo. Reports indicated the attackers plotted to use the sexual involvement as a form of blackmail in order to compel the victim to marry the assailant.
According to the story, the girl later jumped from the window of the three-story apartment in an attempt to escape. She suffered serious injuries including a number of broken bones and was brought to Şişli Etfal Hospital for treatment.
Once she was brought to the hospital, her family, who had previously filed a missing persons report with the police, was notified.
While the public prosecutor’s office initiated an official investigation, Zeyno K.’s father also filed a complaint. A case was brought against the assailants for “liberticide,” “criminal attempt to sexually abuse a child or aiding the crime” and “deliberately injuring.” All 11 suspects will be tried at a high criminal court.