University student beheads stillborn baby after giving birth, hides head in refrigerator
DENİZLİ – Doğan News Agency
Ü.T. gave birth at the student dorm Denizli’s Pamukkale University campus, before confessing the incident to the authorities. AA photoA student at Denizli’s Pamukkale University allegedly beheaded her stillborn baby right after giving birth in the restrooms of the student dorm of her campus three days ago.
The third-year chemistry student identified as Ü.T. then hid the head and the body of the baby in a refrigerator inside her dormitory.
Police learned about the incident on Nov. 15 after the student’s boyfriend convinced her to report it to authorities.
Accompanied by her lawyers, Ü.T. confessed about the incident to police officers, telling them that the baby was stillborn, which caused her to panic and attempt to conceal the body.
Her boyfriend, F.C., who works at the university canteen, said he learned of the incident after he had returned to the area during a short period of leave from military service. Ü.T. was reportedly trying to hide her pregnancy from her schoolmates.
Police launched an investigation into the incident as the baby’s body was sent to forensics for an autopsy.
Ü.T. was reportedly hiding her
pregnancy from her school-
mates. DHA photo
Commenting on the incident, Sports and Youth Minister Suat Kılıç told MPs during a meeting at Parliament’s Planning and Budget Commission that the case was being investigated with maximum confidentiality. “I heard about the incident and was very saddened by it. We have sent our inspection board to Denizli and called our provincial director to Ankara,” Kılıç said.
“We are keeping the information confidential to prevent the incident from being exaggerated [for the sake of the student]. We also have to think about her family. These are misfortunes that can happen, in all aspects of life. It is unfortunately very dramatic,” he said.
Kılıç emphasized the fact that the student had tried to hide her pregnancy, adding that the incident was not related to the recent controversy over co-ed student dorms between the government and opposition parties.