Story By: Feza Uzay, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
An “obsessive” Turkish man has reportedly stabbed an engaged woman to death for rejecting his advances before killing himself with the same weapon.
Ilkay Ayes, 25, reportedly stabbed Sena Altan, 24, multiple times in her apartment in the neighbourhood of Kozagac in the district of Buca in the Turkish province of Izmir on the morning of Sunday, 10th October.
The suspect turned up at the textile factory manager’s home and proceeded to argue with her before pulling out a knife he had brought with him, according to reports.
Local media said the argument broke out when the victim rejected the man’s advances.
He then reportedly stabbed the young woman multiple times before fatally injuring himself with the same knife. Neighbours who heard the pair’s screams called the emergency services.
By the time police officers and paramedics arrived on the scene, the young man was dead.
The young woman was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. However, despite doctors’ best efforts, she succumbed to her wounds.
The dead bodies were taken for a post-mortem and, at the time of reporting, the victim was due to be buried in the city of Istanbul today (Tuesday, 12th October).
Sena was a fashion and design graduate and had moved into her apartment two months prior to the crime. She only recently started her latest professional role as a manager.
She was living with a flatmate named Busra Dogan who was not at home at the time of the attack.
Busra told Newsflash: “The media wrote that they were lovers, but it’s not correct. He was an obsessive person who had feelings for Sena since a young age.
“Sena already had a boyfriend she was going to get married to next summer. Her boyfriend had a heart attack as soon as he heard about the incident. He is discharged from hospital now.
“She was a determined woman with an innocent heart who thought about everyone’s wellbeing, stood alone and reached her goals at such a young age. She was so precious to me.”
According to reports, the suspect suffered from mental health problems. He had reportedly penned a suicide note prior to his crime that was to be handed to his family. The content of the note was not reported.
Sena and the suspect reportedly knew each other from Istanbul where they used to live with their families.
It is unclear if the investigation is ongoing.