Poachers shoot State Hunting Supervisory Function inspector near Chelyabinsk
After catching them red-handed, the unarmed officer tried to detain two poachers for illegal hunting, but one of them opened fire. Hunter chose to kill the inspector to avoid a fine for two shot roe deer.
A State Hunting Supervisory Function inspector has been murdered by poachers in the Chelyabinsk region, the press service of the regional ICR Investigations Directorate reported.
The body of supervisory authority, whose name, according to Komsomolskaya Pravda, was Aleksandr Minin, was found with a gunshot wound in the evening of February 10 in a forest near the station Tumak, Kartalinsky district.
A resident of Kartaly was detained on suspicion of committing the crime during the operational activities. A criminal case under Murder has been initiated.
According to the investigation, one of the poachers shot the inspector who tried to detain him, after which the two fled the scene. As reported by Ura.ru citing sources in law enforcement bodies, the two shot roe deer were also left at the crime scene.
According to Komsomolskaya Pravda, Minin, whom colleagues describe as a principal inspector, and who had repeatedly punished high-ranking officials for illegal hunting, was unarmed. The fine for killing roe deer is about 200 thousand rubles for each, the publication notes.
The ICR officers will charge the detainee in the near future. As reported by the regional directorate of the Investigative Committee, they are collecting evidence.