Dispatcher of St. Petersburg Heating Network accused of killing two young men during pipe burts at anti-cafe

Dispatcher of St. Petersburg Heating Network accused of killing two young men during pipe burts at anti-cafe

The defendant, who faces up to four years in prison, was released on recognizance not to leave.

Investigators indicted the 36-year-old senior dispatcher of Teploset Stankt-Peterburga JSC (St. Petersburg’s Heating Network) in the case of the death of two 20-year-old young men during a pipeline burst in the courtyard of an anti-cafe. The court released the accused on a written recognizance not to leave, the ICR’s Investigative Directorate for St. Petersburg reports.

The criminal case was initiated under part 3 of Article 109 CCRF (the infliction of death by negligence on two or more persons). Under this corpus delicti, the defendant faces up to four years in prison.

The incident occurred on September 28, 2018 in the courtyard of the Tipichny Piter anti-cafe in the Admiralteisky District of St. Petersburg. Two young visitors, Andrey Nachinkin and Maxim Shustrov, went outside out for a smoke and while returning got under a stream of boiling water coming out of the burst pipe. Both young men died from burns.

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