The death of an 18-year-old is under investigation after police allegedly discovered a note at the scene claiming that her boyfriend’s father was guilty of her murder.
Aleyna Aggul, 18, apparently fell and died from a fifth-floor apartment last Saturday in Igdir, Turkey.
But while teams searched the apartment for clues, an alleged note was found that appeared to incriminate a 42-year-old man, who has now been arrested.
Posthumously attributing the blame to the man, who is the father of her boyfriend, she said: “Gokhan Argin is responsible for my death.”
According to the Haberler news site, Aleyna had been in a long-term relationship with the man’s son, also 18 years old.
But, Gokhan, who works in the construction business, allegedly took advantage after seeing nude photos of Aleyna on her son’s phone.
The father then allegedly called Aleyna into his office, where he is accused of blackmailing her with photographs and then sexually abusing her.
The father had allegedly told him: “I have your photos and videos. If you disobey me, I will show them to your family and friends.”
“Everyone will know what you are like.”
A day before his death, he filed a complaint with the police, reportedly in Turkey.
Just over 24 hours later, the teenager, who was reportedly also suffering from depression, was found dead under the apartment block.
Meanwhile, Gokhan Argin himself also claimed that he had been having an affair with his son’s girlfriend as more details emerged about the nature of their relationship, the Sabah news site reported.
After investigators examined the mobile phones and social media of the victim and suspects, Gokhan’s arrest was ordered on charges of incitement to suicide, blackmail, deliberate injury, threats, name calling and violation of privacy.
It came a few days after he and his son were arrested and subsequently released for lack of evidence.
Meanwhile, Aleyna’s devastated parents have repeated their belief that her boyfriend and father pushed her to death and “made it look like suicide.”
Aleyna’s father, Kemal Aggul, said: “It was not a suicide, they conspired against my daughter. There were no broken bones in my daughter’s body, just a blow to the back of the neck.
“They killed my daughter and left her there. They threw her from the top floor of the building where her uncle lived and made it look like suicide. “
An autopsy has now been conducted, but the report, which could shed more light on the teenager’s death, has yet to be published.
The investigation continues.
Meanwhile, protests over the death of the young woman in the Azeri-majority city, which is located near the border with Armenia, are due to take place this afternoon.
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