Recidivist whose relatives turn their back on him commits suicide in remand prison in Urals
Viktor Melnikov was going to be placed under home arrest, but his relatives turned their back on him.
Citizen of Nizhny Tagil with prior records Viktor Melnik has committed suicide in a local remand prison after his relatives refused to take him under home arrest. This is being reported by Ura.ru.
“It is registered in the documents of the court that the judge was going to sentence Viktor Melnik to house arrest as a measure of restraint. But his relatives refused to take him and left him behind bars,” the media office of the central board of the Federal Penal Correction Service in Sverdlovsk region told.
They specified the incident took place on March 7. The Investigative Committee of Russia launched inspection in the incident.
Melnik was convicted for drugs traffic. On March 6, he was detained on suspicion of stabbing his acquaintance. The man became a defendant in the criminal case under article Intentional infliction of serious harm to health.
The web portal notes that his relatives state that police are guilty in the death of Melnik. In their words, they put pressure on him.
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