Screenshot of the video at the site of the murder on the "Caucasus" highway in the area of the Yandare village, Ingushetia

01 June 2020, 22:05

Law enforcers associate murder in Ingushetia with blood feud

A resident of Ingushetia was killed on the "Caucasus" highway, and investigators consider a version of blood-feud-related murder, a source from the law enforcement bodies reported.

The incident has occurred today in the area of the Yandare village. Unidentified people shelled a passenger car from firearms. A driver of the car died at the place from the wounds he got, the "Interfax" reports.

A version of the blood-feud-related murder is being considered as a motive. In 2014, a murder occurred in the Yandare village. Two brothers were wounded in a shootout then, and after the incident, blood feud was declared against the man who was killed today, the "360" TV Channel reports with reference to a source.

The blood feud is a custom that had formed during the clannish social system as a universal means of defending the honour, dignity, and property of a clan. It implies the duty of victim's relatives to take revenge on the killer or his relatives.

The man, who was shot dead on the "Caucasus" highway, was a brother of a man sentenced after the conflict of 2014. The court found a participant of the conflict guilty of the death of his fellow villager, but that fact did not prevent the declaration of blood feud, the "Dosh" reports.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on June 1, 2020 at 03:15 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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