Hakan Aysal is suspected of pushing his 32-year-old wife Semra Aysal off a cliff to her death. The death took place while the couple were on holiday in Butterfly Valley, located in the south-eastern Turkish city of Mugla in June 2018.
Apparently, prosecutors claimed that the 40-year-old Turkish husband threw his pregnant wife off the 304.8m cliff in order to claim her life insurance he took out after her death. It was also alleged that he took a selfie before pushing her off the cliff.
Semra Aysal, who was seven months pregnant at the time alongside her unborn child were both immediately killed after the incident. The prosecutors ruled the accident as an actual murder planned by Hakan Aysal. It was stated in the indictment prepared for the crime of “deliberate murder”, to claim £40,865 (RM199,226.18) from the life insurance. He stands as the only beneficiary to the claim.
Prosecutors also claimed that Hakan and his pregnant wife were spending their time on the cliff for 3 hours to ensure no one was around in order for him to carry out his plan to push Semra off the cliff.
According to prosecutors, when Hakan realised they were alone, he consciously threw his wife off the cliff, killing her in an instant. Furthermore, the indictment also stated that he had taken the insurance payment a little while later. However, the payment was declined to Hakan as soon as the news of the investigation was exposed.
In a video interview, the woman’s brother Naim Yolcu said, “When we went to the Forensic Medicine Institute to claim the body, Hakan was sitting in the car. My family and I were destroyed, but Hakan did not even appear sad.”
That’s not the end of Naim’s rant, as he also stated, “My sister was always against taking out loans. However, after she died, we learnt that she had three loans taken by Hakan on behalf of my sister”.
When questioned, Hakan denied being responsible for his wife’s death. “After taking a photo, my wife put the phone in her bag. Later she asked me to give her the phone. I got up and then heard my wife scream behind me when I walked a few steps away to get the phone from her bag. When I turned back, she was not there. I did not push my wife,” he explained.
The court has since ruled the Turkish man to be remanded in custody for premeditated murder.
Source: Mirror UK.