A Turkish man has been arrested for allegedly killing his pregnant wife by pushing her off a cliff after posing for selfies.
The shocking incident happened when the couple were holidaying in Butterfly Valley in southeast Turkey in June 2018.
Hakan Aysal, 40, allegedly shoved his wife who was seven months pregnant off the cliff after they took pictures. She fell 1,000 feet and died instantly.
Soon after the incident, he tried to claim the accident insurance he had taken Semra’s behalf, worth 400,000 Turkish lira with him being the only beneficiary. But he was denied as police were still investigating his wife’s death.
Prosecutors charge the murder wasn’t an “accident” and was premeditated because he wanted her money.
A court has ruled that Aysal be remanded in custody for premeditated murder.
Naim Yolcu, the brother of the deceased, said his brother-in-law didn’t appear to show any emotion after his sister died.
“When we went to the Forensic Medicine Institute to get the body, Hakan was sitting in the car,” recalled Yoluc during a video interview in court.
“My family and I were destroyed, but Hakan did not even appear sad.”