Police car. Photo: Valentina Mischenko, Yugopolis

15 September 2015, 09:53

Fortune-teller's family killed in Dagestan

Three persons were killed in an armed attack in the Derbent District of Dagestan. According to a source from the law enforcement bodies, investigators believe the killing was motivated by a militants' revenge upon the hostess of the house engaged in fortune-telling.

The attack took place in the village of Rubas at about 2:00 a.m. As a result of the attack, a woman and two men were killed from firearms.

The number of victims included the husband of the fortune-teller and their relative, who visited them.

"According to the preliminary information, the attackers fled in the car of their victims. The investigators' basic version assumes that the murder was committed by members of the armed underground in retaliation for the woman's activities," the "Interfax" quotes a source from the law enforcement bodies for Dagestan as stating.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that earlier, the attacks on people engaged in fortune-telling and alternative medicine activities were repeatedly registered in Dagestan. The number of such incidents includes the murder of a woman engaged in fortune-telling in the Khasavyurt District committed in August of 2013 and the shelling of a medicine man's house in the Derbent District in February of 2013.

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