The building of the Investigating Committee in Moscow. Photo by Nina Tumanova for "Caucasian Knot"

21 August 2017, 12:25

Moscow investigators to solve Surgut massacre case

The chair of the Investigating Committee of the Russian Federation (ICRF) has instructed Moscow investigators to solve the case on attack on passers-by in Surgut. Parents of Arthur Gadjiev shot and killed by policemen are natives of the Suleiman-Stalsky District of Dagestan. This was reported by the spokesman for Dagestan in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on August 19, a man armed with a knife attacked passers-by in Surgut. He was killed by police. Seven persons were injured. The family of 19-year-old Arthur Gadjiev shot and killed by policemen came from Dagestan, the "Life" reports.

The parents of Arthur Gadjiev are natives of the Eminkhyur village in the Suleiman-Stalsky District. The father of the killed attacker is serving a sentence in a penal colony. This was reported by Nizami Magomedov, the spokesman for Dagestan in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug.

Nizami Magomedov noted that Arthur Gadjiev was an unsociable person, and he worked as a security guard in a supermarket.

According to the police and the FSB, the young man came to a shopping centre, attached a bag to his body and tried to set on fire a corridor of the shopping centre. Meanwhile, he inflicted a slight knife wound to a woman. Then the young man walked along the street and attacked passers-by with a knife, the "Kommersant" reports.

After the attacker was killed, the police called dog specialists and combat engineers, and they revealed no explosives on the body of the attacker.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Author: Rasul Magomedov; Source: CK correspondent

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