MOSCOW, March 1 – RIA Novosti, Victor Zvantsev. They trusted him, hired him, instructed him to do repairs, look after the house and garden – according to the investigation, the murder of the Malakhov family from Budma was organized by a 30-year-old citizen of Uzbekistan. Four people, including a five-year-old child, were killed by a robber last Sunday. Having brutally dealt with the owners, the criminal ransacked both houses on the site, collected everything of value and tried to escape. RIA Novosti understood the circumstances of the tragedy.
“I didn't get through to anyone”
The bodies of a five-year-old boy, his 41-year-old mother, 64-year-old grandfather and 63-year-old grandmother were found by neighbors in the evening of February 28 in one of the private houses in the village of Budma, belonging to the Prioksky district of Nizhny Novgorod.
The suspect in the mass murder was detained on the highway in the Vladimir region the very next morning. In the car, which was stopped by traffic police officers, he was in the passenger seat.
At the time of the attack, the husband of the murdered Elena Malakhova and her eldest daughter were not at home – Sergei was on a business trip in Belgorod, and Marina (the names of the minors were changed) was engaged in the equestrian sports section.
“Marina went to practice, but no one took her out of there,” says a friend of the girl, with whom she spoke on the phone. “She started calling everyone, no one answered the phone. Only a neighbor who lives next to them answered. He went to look. They have two houses on the site. Looked into the first – like no one, the doors are open. In the second, I saw blood, goes upstairs, and there is little Mitya. It turns out that grandparents were in the first house. The dead are on the second floor. “
According to the investigation, a handyman, hired by the Malakhovs and well aware of the family's well-being, first stabbed a pensioner in the garage, then in the house – his wife, daughter-in-law and grandson. I searched everything thoroughly, collected a large sum of money and valuables and left by car.
According to locals, the Malakhovs moved to Kudma about two years ago from another area of Nizhny Novgorod. They have not officially registered in the village.
“Their houses are big,” says a local resident. “Sergey lived in one with his wife and two children, in the other – his parents. The Malakhovs did not communicate much with anyone. The head of the family worked in Nizhny on the railway, his wife was engaged in the flower business They left early in the morning and returned late in the evening. They obviously had no problems with money. “
Sergei's son went to kindergarten, the eldest daughter is studying at a local school for the second year. The girl is also seriously involved in equestrian sports – she trained for several years in the section at the “SD Novinki”, then moved to the “Three Graces” club.
“It was a wonderful family, friendly and very caring,” recalls an employee of the section in Novinki. “Elena was anxious about children. When she took her daughter after training, her youngest son, who, like his sister, was very fond of horses, often came with her. This is a personal tragedy for all of us. “
Residents of Kudma note that several construction teams from Uzbekistan have been working in the village for a long time – they know all migrants by sight and by name. But the one who made repairs in the Malakhovs' house had never been seen before. According to local assumptions, he previously lived in the village of Beshentsevo.
The suspect in the murder and his alleged accomplice are working with the employees of the First Department for Investigation of Particularly Important Cases of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia in the Nizhny Novgorod Region.
According to the preliminary version of the investigation, the Malakhov family was killed for money, but other options are also being considered.
A criminal case was initiated under paragraphs “a”, “in” part 2 of Article 105 of the Criminal Code (murder of two or more persons, a minor). The measure of restraint for the suspect in court will be elected tomorrow. If proven guilty, he faces up to life imprisonment.