Kaliningrad Deputy beat up girl in nightclub

Kaliningrad Deputy beat up girl in nightclub
Evgeny Verholaz Photo: Vitaly Nevar / New Kaliningrad.Ru

The investigation does not explain the reason for such behavior of the Deputy limited by the phrase "just hooliganism."

In Kaliningrad, a criminal case opened against the City Council Deputy Evgeny Verholaz, who is suspected of beating a 23-year-old girl in the nightclub of the city. Verholaz is accused under Art. 116 of the Criminal Code (Battery).

The victim appealed to the police. According to her, the incident occurred at night from 11 to 12 of October in the club Planeta on the Chernyakhovskogo Street. Between the girl and 43-year-old politician there was a conflict, the details of which are still unknown to the media. The investigation reports that the man attacked the victim from molester motives and hit her on the head at least twice. According Klops.Ru, the young woman received a head injury and spinal cord injury. In addition, it is known that the Deputy picked out the girl's phone. About the woman, as well as the reason for the conflict, it is known a little: according to unofficial sources, the victim is the daughter of a senior security official of the Kaliningrad region.

The criminal case against Verholaz was initiated by the Head of the ICR Department in the Kaliningrad region, the Lieutenant-General of Justice Viktor Ledenev, because the suspect has a special legal status.

In comments to the edition New Kaliningrad.Ru" Verholaz declared his innocence.

"This is a mistake, I do not have any relationship to this conflict," - the Deputy said, but he did not deny that he was in the club that night.

Evgeny Verholaz is a member of the Edinaya Rossiya party. In 2006 he was elected to the Kaliningrad City Council of deputies. On March 3, 2011 and September 18, 2016 he was re-elected. In addition, Verholaz is the owner of the construction company Module-Stroygrad. On May 2016, he held the seventh place in the ranking of the City Council wealthiest deputies with an income of 10.74 million rubles.

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