Karachay-Cherkessia: Chernobyl accident liquidator shot judge because of pension

Karachay-Cherkessia: Chernobyl accident liquidator shot judge because of pension

Murder of the Acting Chairman of the Malokarachayevsky district court Ruslan Botashev in Karachay-Cherkessia was detected without delay, Kommersant reported.

Botashev was shot by five shots at close range in the village of Pervomayskoye in Malokarachayevskiy district around noon. The Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee in the Karachay-Cherkessia initiated a case under Art. 295 (Encroachment on the Life of a Person Administering Justice) and Art. 222 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Illegal Acquisition, Transfer, Sale, Storage, Transportation, or Bearing of Firearms).

The criminal was quickly detained by law enforcement officers thanks to the surveillance camera installed at a Banquet hall, near which the judge's car was parked.

The killer was waiting for judge Botashev, who went out from a shop and then made four shots. Then he made an attempt to escape from the scene of the crime, but changed his mind, returned and shot the wounded judge again.

The murderer was 53-year-old inhabitant of Pervomayskoye Pilyal Dzhatdoyev. He made an assassination attempt against the judge as revenge, the Investigative Committee of Russia reported on the results of preliminary investigation.

Three years ago by the decision of the shot judge, amount of Dzhadtoyev’s pension for liquidator of the Chernobyl accident was twice reduced. 

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