MAKHACHKALA, 6 Feb – RIA Novosti. The former head of the village of Novokuli in the Novolaksky district of Dagestan was shot dead in the office of the head of the police department in Makhachkala, a law enforcement source told RIA Novosti.
According to the interlocutor of the agency, the incident took place in the office of the head of the Sovetsky District Department of Internal Affairs of Makhachkala.
“This evening, the ex-head of Abakar Kaplanov was shot several times. <...> The conflict began on the basis of land disputes,” the source said.
He added that the deceased “had a long-standing enmity” with two fellow villagers from the Russian guards.
The Rosgvardia department for Dagestan refused to comment on this information to RIA Novosti. RIA Novosti does not yet have official comments from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Investigative Committee.