Dolgoprudny racketeers beat and poured gasoline on vegetable saleswoman for refusal to pay for ‘roof’
The woman refused criminal protection, for which she was beaten.
Two men were arrested in the Moscow region on suspicion of extortion from a 45-year-old local entrepreneur, the press service of the Main Directorate of Internal Affairs Ministry for the region reports.
The woman owns a stall on the territory of a fruit and vegetable warehouse in Dolgoprudny, Moscow region. The extortionists demanded money from her for criminal protection, but the businesswoman refused the ‘roof.’ Then the two men first beat her, and then doused her with gasoline and promised to set fire to her. After the attack, she turned to the police.
The detainees aged 28 and 34 became defendants of a case under Art. 163 of the Criminal Code (Extortion). They face up to 15 years in colony. The police do not exclude that the men were members of a criminal gang - the investigators continue to establish the circumstances of the incident.
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