Moscow: security guard crushes champion of Russia in fight at Central Telegraph

Moscow: security guard crushes champion of Russia in fight at Central Telegraph
Gennady Pavlov

The young athlete could suffocate, being under the heavy rival.

Forensic scientists have called the possible reason for the death of 22-year-old Russian hand-to-hand fight champion Gennady Pavlov, who died in a fight with a 51-year-old security guard. During the fight near the Central Telegraph’s building, both opponents fell to the ground. The athlete ended up under the guard and suffocated, the ICR’s Main Investigative Directorate in Moscow reported.

“According to the physicians’ preliminary findings, the cause of death was compression asphyxia as a result of squeezing of the chest and abdomen,” the report reads. 

Investigating bodies initiated a criminal case on infliction of death by negligence (part 1 of Article 109 CCRF). A forensic examination was commission to establish the exact cause of death.

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