KRASNOYARSK, 12 Feb – RIA Novosti. In Russia, for the first time, a criminal case brought against an official about the attack and infliction of death by stray dogs will come to court, the press service of the Investigative Committee for the Krasnoyarsk Territory and Khakassia reports.
In early 2020, law enforcement agencies reported attacks by dog packs on adults and children in various parts of the city. The latest high-profile cases occurred on February 23 and 24, 2020 in the Kirovsky district, when the bodies of a woman and a man were found with traces of dog bites.
“The investigation of the criminal case against the 42-year-old former head of the municipal government institution of the city of Krasnoyarsk” Department of Roads, Infrastructure and Improvement “has been completed,” the message says.
It is clarified that he is accused of committing a crime under part 3 of Article 293 of the Criminal Code.
The department added that this is the first case related to the official's negligence, which resulted in the death of people due to the attack of dogs.
The regional prosecutor’s office reported that the indictment in this case had been approved. In the near future he will be sent for consideration on the merits to the Oktyabrsky District Court of Krasnoyarsk.
At the end of February last year, in a number of districts of the city, a local emergency regime was introduced due to the situation with stray dogs. Later, the Investigative Committee reported that a criminal case was initiated against the head of the management of roads, improvement and infrastructure of the Krasnoyarsk administration, Yevgeny Petryuk, for negligence, which caused the death of two or more persons. He was arrested.
According to investigators, the defendant's negligent attitude towards the service led to an uncontrolled increase in the number of stray dogs in Krasnoyarsk and attacks on people. The department said that his negligence led to harm to the health of moderate severity to two citizens, including a young boy, and the death of four citizens.