Tourist鈥檚 chilling video before man 'pushes pregnant wife off cliff'

Olivia Lambert
·News Editor
·2-min read

A tourist's video shows the chilling moment a woman is allegedly lured to the edge of a cliff by her husband before plummeting to her death.

Hakan Aysal, 40, was arrested on suspicion of murder after allegedly pushing his 32-year-old wife, Semra, off the cliff while they were holidaying in Butterfly Valley, in the southwestern Turkish city of Mulga, in June 2018.

She was seven months' pregnant when she fell to her death after taking pictures on the clifftop.

After police were told her death was an accident and she slipped while taking the photos, prosecutors claimed her husband allegedly murdered her to cash-in on an insurance policy he had recently taken out.

The woman and her husband are seen on the clifftop in Turkey. Source: Atv Haber
Hakan Aysal, 40, was arrested on suspicion of murder after allegedly pushing his wife Semra, 32, off the cliff while they were holidaying in Butterfly Valley. Source: atv Haber

In the footage, obtained by local media outlet atv Haber, the husband can be seen holding his wife as she crawls down the rocks behind him as he moves closer to the cliff edge before he allegedly pushed her.

According to The Sun, the footage is being used as part of an investigation into the woman's death and the tourist who filmed it claimed the husband was acting strangely before the tragedy.

The pair were on the top of the cliff for three hours before the tragedy occurred and prosecutors claim the husband was waiting until they were alone.

Final photos that emerged in the wake of Semra's death show her smiling and holding her pregnant stomach while sitting on a rock on the clifftop.

Aysal has denied being responsible for his wife's death and said after taking a photo she put the phone back in her bag.

Later when she asked him to pass her the phone, he said he heard her scream as he turned around to grab it out of her bag.

Sema Aysal and Hakan Aysal on the cliff. (Newsflash)
Sema Aysal, together with her husband Hakan Aysal, on the clifftop. Source: Newsflash/Australscope

According to The Sun, Semra's brother Naim Yolcu told the court Aysal did not display emotion following his wife's death.

"My family and I were destroyed, but Hakan did not even appear sad," he said.

"My sister was always against taking out loans. However, after she died, we learned that she had three loans taken by Hakan on behalf of my sister."

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