Story By: Feza Uzay, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
This young nurse survived a fall from a second-floor window after she landed on a car below when she was pushed out by her boyfriend in a jealous rage.
When he realised what he had done, the alleged attacker Aytac Suleyman Dasbudak, 32, ran downstairs and started hitting his own head against the pavement before telling cops that he had also fallen out of the window.
But the fact the car had clearly only been hit by one body made them suspicious, and he was arrested and has been in custody ever since the fall on 22nd of May.
The victim, Safiye Nur Gurbuz, 24, said she had met her estranged boyfriend 10 months earlier. She said he owned a car showroom, and she had dumped him because in the last three months of their relationship he had become increasingly jealous and violent, acting as if he owned her and she had no rights.
The young nurse said that she was on her way to work in the southern Turkish province of Antalya when he had turned up and forced her into his car, where he took her back to her second-floor apartment in a three-storey building.
According to the local news website HaberTurk’s report, once inside she was beaten by him, and when she opened the window to scream for help, he had pushed her out to shut her up.
Safiye fell on a parked car at the apartment entrance and he had rushed down and tried to pull her back into the apartment to hide details of the crime, despite the fact that witnesses were gathering.
When he realised there were too many people to cover it up, he had then started hitting his head on the pavement several times and then claim that he fell down with her.
HaberTurk reported that Safiye, who was hospitalized by ambulance, survived but was left with a broken back, broken hand and broken leg.
Speaking about the relationship from her hospital bed she said: “He has inflicted violence on me many times before. Each time I received a report of an assault and complained about him but it didn’t help. He was relentless, he was calling my family and friends and threatening dire consequences unless I returned to him. But this is not love, this is an obsession, a disease.
“I’m sure he would kill me if he got out of prison. He didn’t know there was a car downstairs when he pushed me out the window. If I had fallen on the concrete, not on a car, I would be dead now.”
She added: “Women should not be afraid to say that they are exposed to violence. I am not afraid because I do not want to die.”
The investigation into the incident continues.