Story By: Feza Uzay, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
This young woman had her arm almost completely chopped off and died of blood loss after agreeing to meeting a man online two days previously who is now accused of killing her after getting drunk.
The police were called to investigate the incident after neighbours reported screams and the sound of glass breaking from the ground floor flat belonging to welder Serkan Dindar, 38, in the district of Bornova in the western Turkish city of Izmir on 20th August.
Officers forced their way inside the property and discovered the young woman Ceyda Yuksel, 28, dead inside.
It was determined that Yuksel’s right arm was almost completely severed and she had glass cuts all over her body.
Yuksel’s body was sent to the morgue of the Izmir Forensic Medicine Institute to undergo an autopsy.
According to reports, Yuksel met Dindar on social media two days before the incident, and travelled to Izmir from Samsun at his invitation.
Following the investigation by the Izmir Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office, a case was filed at the Izmir 6th High Criminal Court recommending imprisonment up to 24 years for ‘deliberate murder’.
According to the news site Gunhaber, Dindar denied killing the victim during the first hearing.
He said: “I was in the garden during the incident. Meanwhile, I heard Ceyda screaming and the sound of glass breaking. When I went in, I saw her right arm was covered in blood. I immediately called the emergency services.
“We met on social media. I invited her to my house. We argued that day. I was drunk, and I don’t remember why we argued, but I didn’t hurt her.”
Yuksel’s mother Filiz Demiral said, “My daughter was full of life; I do not think she could have committed suicide. I think that the accused wanted to harass my daughter sexually, and he did this when my daughter did not allow him.”
The case has been postponed to a later date.
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