Case of fight involving gypsies in Penza region reclassified as murder 

Case of fight involving gypsies in Penza region reclassified as murder
Unrest in the village Photo: Social networks

Residents of the Penza village of Chemodanovka blocked the highway after a mass brawl with gypsies, as a result of which a local resident was killed.

The case of the mass brawl in the village of Chemodanovka, in which one person died and five were injured, has been reclassified as Art. 105 of the Russian Federation Criminal Code (Murder), the ICR in the Penza region reports on Saturday, June 15.

The case was initiated under part 2 of Art. 105 of the Criminal Code (Murder committed by a group of persons by prior conspiracy, out of hooliganism), as well as  item 'a', 'g' part 3 of Art. 30 and part 2 of Art. 105 of the Russian Criminal Code (Attempted murder of two or more persons committed by a group of persons in a preliminary conspiracy, out of hooliganism).

Initially, the case was filed under the article on the intentional infliction of grievous bodily harm, resulting in the death of the victim through negligence.

As a result, 174 people were detained and brought to the police department, three of them were arrested.

In the village of Chemodanovka on June 13, there was a massive brawl between local residents and gypsies. Several people were injured. One of the hospitalized men, born in 1985, who was admitted to the clinic with a head injury, died the next evening after the incident.

The death of a man caused indignation of local residents. They blocked the federal highway M5 Ural and held a rally on the roadway. The case was assigned to the department for the investigation of particularly important cases.

Investigators interviewed 21 witnesses, conducted 22 searches, inspected the scene 9 times and assigned 5 expert examinations. After that, 174 people were taken to the police station - three participants in the conflict were arrested, the rest were released after interrogation.

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