"Why millionaires and sportsmen are allowed doing everything they want?" Tatarstan residents demand punishment for hockey player  

"Why millionaires and sportsmen are allowed doing everything they want?" Tatarstan residents demand punishment for hockey player
Dmitry Obukhov

Residents of the republic wrote a petition with a demand to punish the athlete.

Residents of Tatarstan made a petition addressed to prosecutor of Tatarstan Ildus Nafikov, Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic Artem Khochorin, head of regional’s Investigative Committee of Russia Marat Zaripov, and Minister of Sports of Tatarstan Vladimir Leonov. In the petition, residents ask the authorities to punish former Ak Bars hockey player Dmitry Obukhov, who had beaten a girl in the center of Kazan.

As The CrimeRussia previously wrote a video of a road conflict involving Obukhov was published. The footage shows an athlete coming twice to a driver of a car that blocked his Mercedes. Behind the wheel, as it turned out later, there was a girl Snezhana D. Obukhov hit her several times, she was diagnosed with injuries of the soft tissues of the face and head bruising, as well as a suspected concussion.

The victim filed a claim with the police on the same day. According to KazanFirst, the procedural decision to prosecute Obukhov will be made after a check of the incident.

Locals are concerned that the rich athlete can escape punishment.

“Why millionaires and sportsmen are allowed doing everything they want, and they always go unpunished??! Ak Bars hockey player Dmitry Obukhov has repeatedly been accused of rape, fights, and drunk driving. And now, in front of people, he beats up a woman, and gets away with it,” the authors of the petition wonders. In the petition, the authors also demand that the the hockey player be sentenced to the most severe punishment.

At the moment, over two thousand people have signed the petition.

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