A Turkish woman, Nevin Yildirim, is awaiting trial after being accused of beheading a man who repeatedly raped her for months and is the father of her unborn child.
The 26-year old Yildirim said she was first raped by Nurettin Gider in January after her husband left for a seasonal job. CNN reports that Gider threatened the mother of two at gun point, saying he would hard her children if she reported the rapes. He also threatened to expose naked pictures he had taken of her.
Yildirim is being held on a murder charge for killing her alleged rapist, and she doesn’t deny killing him. In late August, five months pregnant, she saw her rapist scaling a wall on his way, presumably, to rape her again. She grabbed a rifle off the wall and shot him twice.
“I chased him,” Yildirim said. “He fell on the ground. He started cussing. I shot his sexual organ this time. He became quiet. I knew he was dead. I then cut his head off.”
All told, the Daily Mail reports Girder was shot 10 times, several times in the groin, and was also stabbed before being beheaded. It didn’t end there either.
After the beheading, Yildirim was covered in blood but still carried the head to the town square and threw it at some men sitting in a coffee shop.
“Don’t talk behind my back, don’t play with my honour,” she told the men. “Here is the head of the man who played with my honour.”
Now, Yildirim’s case is gaining attention as she has asked for an abortion, despite the fact that she is four weeks past Turkey’s limit on terminating a pregnancy.
In killing Gider, Yildirim claims her honor has been restored. She has even said she is willing to die for killing and beheading her rapist, as long as she is allowed to have an abortion.
Yildirim is in the local jail while she awaits trial.