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Naked model jumps to her death 'to escape being raped' in Istanbul

Published 01/04/2016

Gulay Bursali had gone to Basaksehir district of Istanbul. Picture: Facebook
Gulay Bursali had gone to Basaksehir district of Istanbul. Picture: Facebook

University student and model Gulay Bursali jumped to her death to escape being raped by an estate agent and his friend, it has been claimed.

The Daily Mail reported that Ms Bursali (20) had gone to Istanbul with her boyfriend, identified only as Engin O.

The young couple, both Turkish, had asked a property agent if there was an empty apartment they could rent for the weekend, and managed to get the keys to a house in the district of Basaksehir.

After a night out with friends in the local bar, the pair returned to the flat where they were later allegedly attacked.

In Bursali's boyfriend's statement to police, he claimed the estate agent and his friend gained entrance to the apartment when they said they needed to collect some things.

However, the boyfriend, was then reportedly beaten and locked in a room while Ms Bursali was stripped naked and threatened with attack.

An eyewitness told a local TV station: "I heard somebody screaming help, and I thought maybe it was just someone messing around. Then I saw naked girl hanging out of the window.

"She was yelling don't pull me inside, if you try to pull me inside I will jump. Those inside were shouting at her to come inside, saying they were going to call the police.

"But she wasn't interested, I heard her threaten them two more times to say that she would jump, and was calling for somebody to help.

"I didn't say anything, I felt if she moved even a bit she was going to fall and that was why didn't say anything. I just called the police. While I was doing that, she jumped."

Police are attempting to locate the other men alleged to be involved.

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