KAZAN, March 3 – RIA Novosti. Investigators have established the involvement of a 48-year-old resident of Kazan in six cases of attacks on women and rapes in 2009-2017, three victims were killed, according to the Investigation Department of the RF IC for Tatarstan.
Earlier, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Tatarstan Artem Khokhorin said during a report to the deputies of the parliament of the republic that law enforcement officers had detained the maniac.
“The investigating authorities of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Republic of Tatarstan, a 48-year-old resident of the city of Kazan, is suspected of committing a series of murders involving rape in the city of Kazan in 2009-2017,” the message says.
According to the investigation, in the summer of 2009 in a forest plantation on the territory of the Aviastroitelny district of Kazan, the body of a 30-year-old woman was found with signs of violent death in the form of a traumatic brain injury, as well as signs of rape. On this fact, a criminal case was initiated under the article “deliberate infliction of grievous bodily harm, resulting in the death of the victim by negligence.” The complex of investigative and operational actions carried out did not give results, however, work on solving the crime continued.
As a result, 11 years later, in the course of work on the disclosure of crimes of past years, using the latest techniques, a study was carried out of the material evidence in the case. They were compared with the biological traces of a man who was tested for involvement in another crime. The examination revealed a complete DNA match. The suspect, as noted, was detained and confessed. He is currently charged with murder and rape.
“In addition, during the investigation of the criminal case, evidence was obtained of the man's involvement in five more attacks on women and girls aged 17-35, two of which were killed. All crimes were committed in the period from 2011 to 2017 in the city. Kazan. The man completely repented of his deed and gave detailed testimony about the circumstances of the crimes committed, “the regional investigation department clarifies.
At the request of the investigator, the court chose a preventive measure in the form of detention in respect of the suspect. Currently, investigative actions and operational-search measures are being carried out aimed at establishing all the circumstances of the incident, as well as identifying additional episodes of criminal activity.