LIFE IN JAIL FOR RAPE MURDER BRUTES: 17-Year-Old Victim Hurled From Hotel Balcony

Evil brutes who hurled a 17-year-old girl from a fifth-floor hotel balcony so she could never tell she had been raped have been jailed for life in Turkey.

High school student Gamze Acar had been lured to the hotel near Ankara thinking she was being interviewed for a job she had seen online.

Gamze Acar poses in an undated photo. She died at a hotel in Kizilcahamam, Ankara, Turkey. (Newsflash)

But instead, she was brutally raped by Riza Dogan who then hurled her to her death on 7th December 2020, the Ankara West Courthouse 2nd Heavy Penal Court ruled.

Accomplice Mustafa Emre Demiral was in the room and helped Dogan throw tragic Gamze off the balcony.

Three further defendants were acquitted due to a lack of evidence.

Ankara West Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office said the five defendants had introduced themselves as “timeshare company employees”, with it reported in Turkish media that some of the hotel rooms were on the market as timeshares, although it is unclear if the defendants even worked for the company that owned them.

Riza Dogan poses in an undated photo. He is one of the suspects in the murder of Gamze Acar, who died at a hotel in Kizilcahamam, Ankara, Turkey. (Newsflash)

The court heard how Dogan had offered the victim cannabis but she declined and that the five defendants drank alcohol all evening.

The following morning there was a disturbance in the hotel room before the victim screamed as she was thrown from the hotel balcony to her death.

Dogan claimed Gamze had killed herself but investigators could not find any of her fingerprints on the balcony railing.

The 1.08-metre-high railing was too high for her to simply jump over without touching it, the court heard.

Her trousers were also reportedly found unbuttoned at the scene of her death.

The hotel in Kzilcahamam where the 17-year old Gamze Acar who was educated at a private high school in Ankara, died after falling from the room on the 5th floor. (Newsflash)

Investigators also found broken objects and glass scattered around the room, indicating there had been a struggle.

Gamze’s uncle Murat Yilmaz had said at the time of his niece’s death: “Gamze was found with her trouser buttons opened. This wasn’t suicide, it was murder.

“Gamze was a person full of life. They beat her at night and people heard the screams. Those who heard something have left a statement. The truth will come out.”

Riza Dogan was given an aggravated life sentence – meaning he will serve a minimum of 30 years in prison – for “deliberate killing” and a further 17 years for sexual assault and nine years for deprivation of liberty.

Demiral was also given an aggravated life sentence for deliberate killing and nine years for deprivation of liberty.

The prosecution could not determine if he had participated in the sexual assault.

Gamze Acar poses in an undated photo. She died at a hotel in Kizilcahamam, Ankara, Turkey. (Newsflash)

The three other defendants – Mustafa Emre Demiral, Emre Eker and Huseyin Emre Gurgen – have been acquitted due to a lack of evidence.

Femicide is a growing problem in Turkey, particularly after the country officially quit the Istanbul Convention in July last year.

According to the 2021 Annual Data Report announced by the ‘We Will Stop Femicide Platform’, 280 women were killed by men in 2021, while 217 women were found suspiciously dead.

According to data from the ‘Monument Counter’, which is “a digital memorial for women killed by violence” and is updated daily, 333 femicides have taken place in Turkey so far this year.