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Chilling moments before husband ‘pushed pregnant wife to death off 1,000ft cliff edge’

Chilling footage appears to shows a man luring his pregnant wife to a 1,000ft tall cliff edge moments before he allegedly pushed her to her death, it has been reported.

Police allege Hakan Aysal, 40, killed Semra Aysal, 32, while they were on holiday in the south-eastern Turkish city of Mugla in June 2018.

Following the alleged murder, Aysal is accused of taking out loans in her name as well as personal accident insurance of over £40,000.

Semra was killed together with her unborn child as she was tragically seven months pregnant.

A tourist has now reportedly unearthed footage of the couple on the cliff just moments before the alleged murder.

The clip appears to show Aysal holding Semra’s hand as they head towards the edge.

The tourist who filmed the clip claimed he had seen Aysal acting strangely and predicted that one of the pair would fall off the cliff, the Sun reports.

Police are now using the footage in their investigation into Aysal.

Prosecutors allege the incident, which was described as an accident at the time in 2018, was murder carried out by the husband so that he could cash in on insurance.

In the indictment prepared for the crime of “deliberate murder” against the husband, it states that he “planned the murder of his wife by first taking out a personal accident insurance on her behalf with a guarantee of over £41,000 and where the only beneficiary was himself”.

Prosecutors claimed the only reason they sat on top of the cliff for three hours was so that he could make sure no one was around.

As soon as he realised they were alone he deliberately killed her by pushing her off the cliff, they alleged.

The Fethiye High Criminal Court has ruled that he be remanded in custody on suspicion of premeditated murder.

In a video interview, the court heard from the victim’s brother Naim Yolcu who said: “When we went to the Forensic Medicine Institute to get the body, Hakan was sitting in the car.

“My family and I were destroyed, but Hakan did not even appear sad.”

He added: “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.

“Also, Hakan had a fear of heights, what extreme sport is she going to be doing when she is scared of heights?”

Asked about the insurance payout, Aysal said: “I have been interested in extreme sports since 2014, parachute, bungee jumping, rafting.

“That is why I had life insurance before I got married.”

Aysal was also asked about an article in the insurance which stated “in case Semra Aysal dies, her heir will be husband Hakan Aysal”.

Aysal said: “I did not examine the policy much. The banker arranged the paperwork. I just brought it to my wife to get it signed. I was not aware that there was such an article.”

He has denied being responsible for her death, adding: “After taking a photo, my wife put the phone in her bag.

“Later she asked me to give her the phone. I got up and then heard my wife scream behind me when I walked a few steps away to get the phone from her bag.

“When I turned back, she was not there. I did not push my wife.”

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