Father arrested after son's girlfriend leaves behind chilling note

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The father of a boy whose teen girlfriend tragically took her own life has been arrested for allegedly threatening to show nude photos of her to her family and friends.

The lifeless body of 18-year-old Aleyna Aggul was found in the stairwell of her apartment block in the Turkish city of Igdir on September 30.

A note was found allegedly penned by the victim, attributing blame to her boyfriend's father.

"Gokhan Argin is responsible for my death," the note said. 

Aleyna Aggul, 18, was found in the stairwell of her apartment block
Aleyna Aggul, 18, was found in the stairwell of her apartment block. Source: Newsflash/Australscope

The victim had reported the 42-year-old man to the police for blackmail on the day before her death.

Earlier reports said the man had seen explicit footage of the teen on the mobile phone of his son, 18-year-old Gokturk Argin, with whom the young woman was reportedly in a relationship.

The father allegedly told the young woman: "I have your photos and videos. If you disobey me, I will show them to your family and friends. Everyone will know what you're like."

Earlier local media reports also suggested the father was sexually abusive towards the teen girl.

Gokhan Argin, 42, has been arrested over the young woman's death. Source: Newsflash/Australscope
Gokhan Argin, 42, has been arrested over the young woman's death. Source: Newsflash/Australscope

Affair rumour swirls around tragic case

However, the latest reports claimed the two had been having an affair, which had evidently turned sour by the time of the alleged threats and blackmail.

According to the news site Sabah, Gokhan Argin himself claimed he had been having an affair with the young woman.

After investigators examined the mobile phones and social media of the victim and suspects, Gokhan Argin's arrest was ordered on charges of incitement to suicide, blackmail, deliberate injury, threat, insult and violation of privacy.

Friends, family and locals protested the girl's death last week. Source: Twitter
Friends, family and locals protested the girl's death last week. Source: Twitter

He was taken into preventive custody eight days after Ms Aggul's body was found.

Both father and son had previously been arrested, but were later provisionally released under judicial control – meaning they were only banned from going abroad – due to lack of evidence.

A protest over the young woman's death in the Azerbaijani-majority city, which lies close to the border with Armenia, was held on October 8 (local time) with family, friends and locals mourning the young woman and calling for justice. 

Readers seeking support and information about suicide prevention can contact Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636, Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467.

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