22 year-old woman commits suicide after allegedly getting raped by brother

1438334641438A 22 year-old Turkish woman has committed suicide on Thursday after allegedly getting raped by her brother. Aysun Altay is said to have fallen into depression following the alleged raping, after which she shot herself in the heart on her bed.

Altay had been allegedly raped by her brother, who is now in prison. Following the assault, the woman is said to have moved from her hometown of Manisa to Kütahya’s Domaniç district.

Altay reportedly left a suicide note to her boyfriend in which she wrote: “I am tired of life and what I have gone through. Please do not be sorry after I leave.”

Altay had reportedly tried to kill herself twice previously by cutting her wrists.

The officials reported that Altay had committed suicide by using her boyfriend’s unlicensed gun.

Sexual assault crimes have climbed by 30 percent during the 2008-2013 period, according to a compilation of statistics from Statistics Institute of Turkey (TÜİK).

In the past 15 years, 50 percent of incest cases reported in Turkey were perpetrated by biological fathers, whereas other actors included uncles, brothers, grandfathers, reports Bianet, a Turkish press agency based in Istanbul. Between 2005 and 2010, over 100,000 victims were subjected to sexual assault, but 40 percent did not file an official complaint mainly due to fear.

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