Police see no link between attack on Emelianenko’s daughter and her father’s rhetoric
Law enforcers have presented the preliminary version of the reasons why the 16-year-old girl was attacked on the street.
The police believe that the attack on the daughter of the MMA Union president Fedor Emelianenko "may have been committed as an act of domestic violence." Other reasons considered by law enforcement agencies are also not related to the activities and statements of her father. This was reported by TASS with reference to a source.
The attack on Fedor Emelianenko’s daughter took place on October 11. However, this fact was made public only on the next day. And unidentified person struck her in the chest on the street. Emelianenko's daughter was taken to the Research Institute of Emergency Children's Surgery and Traumatology. The girl was diagnosed with a tissue bruise of chest and abdomen. It was reported that "serious injuries inflicted upon a sixteen-year-old girl" served as the basis for initiating a criminal case under Art. 116 of the Criminal Code (Battery).
The police began to study the video from the street surveillance cameras to track the route of movement of the attackers, in accordance with the clues indicated by the victim in her testimony.
A few days before the incident, a famous Russian mixed martial arts fighter Fedor Emelianenko became involved in a major scandal. The athlete spoke about the participation of children in the Grand Prix Akhmat-2016 tournament, which had taken place in Grozny.
The three sons of the Head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, participated in the tournament. Kadyrov even posted a video in which his ten-year-old son Akhmad won with a knockout, becoming the champion of the International Tournament.
Emelianenko condemned the involvement of children in such competitions and noted that children's matches at the tournament had been held by the rules that apply to adult athletes. "Moreover, children under 12 are not even allowed into the gym as viewers, and there we had kids who are 8 years old, beating each other in front of happy adults. Is the show really so important to everyone, even if it brings harm to the children’s health?!" Emelianenko wrote on his page on Instagram.
The Head of Chechnya sharply reacted to criticism, accusing Emelianenko of provocation and claiming that by publishing the photos of other people's children he directly violated ethical and moral norms.
In turn, the children's ombudsman in Chechnya Khamzat Hirahmatov reported that the participation of boys in the mixed arts fights had not violated any rules.