Suspect in World Champion in Powerlifting's murder wanted 

Suspect in World Champion in Powerlifting's murder wanted
Anar Ziranov, suspected in the murder of World Champion in Powerlifting Andrey Drachev Photo: vk.com

The Caucasus native, who had allegedly killed the 32-year-old athlete, has been identified. It is known that he was professionally engaged in martial arts, and posted videos of his training on the Internet.

The law enforcement bodies have declared 25-year-old Anar Ziranov, suspected of murdering the world and European champion in powerlifting during the fight in Khabarovsk in the morning of August 20, wanted, Znak.com reports.

The tragedy took place at 7 a.m. at the entrance to Galereya cafe. According to REN TV, A the fatal fight was preceded by two other confrontations. According to Drachev’s friend, who was with him in the case, a group of people tried to draw the powerlifter’s attention, insulted him, and tried to initiate the conflict. As a result, the sportsman offered the offenders to have one-on-one fight; he gave away his T-shirt and cellphone to the person, who accompanied him in the cafe. 

According to some reports, the video shows only the ending of the fight; before that, Drachev was taking beating from a mob of people.

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Andrey Drachev, World and European champion in powerlifting

After committing the crime, the attacker disappeared. As reported by the regional ICR, measures to locate and detain him are currently being carried out. Officers of the MIA Directorate in the Khabarovsk region are taking active part in the investigation.

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According to REN TV, the suspect in the murder of Andrey Drachev was professionally engaged in martial arts, as evidenced by records of his training. One of the videos broadcasted by the TV channel shows him honing the beating technique and measuring the impact force with a dynamometer.

To recall, the ICR Investigations Directorate in the Khabarovsk region had previously initiated criminal proceedings under part 4 of Art. 111 of the Russian Criminal Code (Deliberate infliction of grievous bodily harm, which by negligence caused the death of the victim).

Video: World Champion in Powerlifting Andrey Drachev murdered outside a Khabarovsk cafe

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