Uzbek maid claimed to have committed suicide in AKP deputy’s house did not pull the trigger

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Nadira Kadirova (L) and AKP deputy Şirin Ünal

Twenty-three-year-old Nadira Kadirova, an Uzbek national who was working as a maid in the house of a ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy where she was found dead as a result of an alleged suicide in September, did not pull the trigger of the gun that killed her, according to a forensic examination of the firearm, the Birgün daily reported.

Kadirova, who used to look after MP Şirin Ünal’s bedridden wife, died under suspicious circumstances in his Ankara home on Sept. 23. Kadirova allegedly committed suicide by using a gun registered to Ünal.

According to a report from the Ankara Security Directorate’s chemical examinations branch, there were no traces on the barrel of samples taken from Kadirova’s hands.

The Kadirova family’s lawyer, Birol Öztürk, said the samples were taken from her hands several hours after the incident.

According to the Turkish media, Kadirova told Leyla Niyazova, a friend of hers, that “some shameful things” had happened in the house.

Ünal, who was in the house at the time of the incident, claimed that he and his daughter had tried to force the door of the room where Kadirova allegedly committed suicide when they heard the gunshots but were unable to open it.

Ünal said Kadirova was one of two assistants taking care of his wife and that she recently showed signs of psychological problems.

Kadirova’s body was immediately repatriated to Uzbekistan following an autopsy. His family members and others who saw her body said there were two bullet wounds near her heart. The woman’s internal organs were reportedly removed by the medical examiner, making another autopsy in Uzbekistan impossible.

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