A 14-year-old mother in southeastern Turkey was tragically found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The girl, identified as K.E., reportedly had an arranged marriage with a man at the age of 11. When she was just 12, the young girl gave birth to her first child. Not long after, K.E. became pregnant with child number two.
The girl’s husband, M.A., was recruited to the army while K.E. was seven months pregnant with their second child, so the girl had been living with his family at the time of her death. Just a couple of months after her husband left for the military, K.E. gave birth to their second child, but tragically, the baby died not long after it was born.
On January 10th, K.E. was found shot to death in her room. Her family says that she was depressed after losing her child and that she had not left her room since giving birth. They say that the death was a suicide, but authorities are still investigating.
There has been some debate regarding the age of the girl. K.E.’s family says that she is older than 14, but her identity card says that she was born in the year 2000. An autopsy plans to look at the girl’s bones to determine exactly how old she was at the time of her death.