Two men beat Penitantiary Service Colonel with iron bars in St. Petersburg

Two men beat Penitantiary Service Colonel with iron bars in St. Petersburg

The Colonel is in intensive care unit, badly wounded.⁠

Badrudin Damadanov, internal service Colonel, the head of the medical and sanitary department of the St. Petersburg Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN), was almost killed by two unknown men, who had been waiting for their victim by the entrance hall of his building. When the Colonel showed up, they attacked him and beat him with iron bars. The colonel was taken to the intensive care unit by ambulance.

The incident happened on November 23 at 21.30 near 12 Dybenko Street. The Colonel was discovered by passers-by, who called both the ambulance and the police.

Badrudin Damadanov, 41, is in intensive care unit of the Aleksandrovskaya Hospital with severe head injuries and multiple bone fractures. There were two attackers with hooded faces. They hit Damadanov from the back and started beating him with iron bars when he fell down.

MIA Criminal Investigation Department, local operatives and the Federal Penitentiary Service in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region arrived at the scene.

Igor Potapenko, internal service Major General and the Head of the FSIN in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region gave his comment on the situation over the phone to Fontanka.

There is a version that the attack on the colonel could have been ordered in view of what happened in 2015, when Vladimir Matus, St. Petersburg Public Supervisory Commission chairman, tried to bribe Damadanov, in return asking him to pull the strings and have the criminal boss Mkhitorian moved from the Komi Penal Colony to the Haass Prison Hospital.

"I am not going to talk about what we already know, surely. I will only say what really matters: our friend is going to live. This is not just my opinion, but the doctors’. We will deal with the rest, trust me," the Major General told the reporters.

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