A woman who was raped by a specialized sergeant in the Beşiri district of the southeastern province of Batman last month died on Aug. 18 at a hospital.
The 18-year-old woman, identified only by the initials as İ.E., attempted to commit suicide on July 16 after being abducted and getting raped by Musa Orhan.
The sexual assault was revealed after İ.E.mentioned it in a letter before being taken to a hospital.
Orhan, who was detained upon her family’s complaint, defended himself by saying that he was intoxicated at the time of the attack.
A confidentiality order was imposed on the case following media reports and Orhan was freed on condition of judicial control by court.
İ.E.’s family then applied to the Human Rights Association (İHD) to be able to get legal support, which was followed by the association applying to the Defense Ministry and parliament’s Human Rights Commission to receive information on the case.
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Batman deputy Feleknas Uca previously asked Justice Minister Abdülhamit Gül in a parliamentary question to explain why the specialized sergeant was not arrested.