19 October 2020, 15:08

Residents of Chechnya claim that surgeon Dagaev died from beating by Kadyrov's associate

Salakh Dagaev, a well-known surgeon in Chechnya, has made a surgery, which failed: his female patient has died. She turned out to be a relative of an associate of the head of the republic, Ramzan Kadyrov. The surgeon was kidnapped and beaten to death; and his family was forced to say that he died of a heart attack.

The incident on September 22 was reported by the 1Adat Telegram Channel. An elderly sister of one of Kadyrov's closest associates died during the surgery. On the same day, some masked men kidnapped the surgeon.

"There was no unbeaten piece on Salakh's body; and his face was like a black spot," said Zaurbek, a resident of the village where the surgeon was buried.

Magomed, one of Dagaev's colleagues, told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent that Salakh was one of the most experienced surgeons in Chechnya and undertook most difficult surgeries.

Khusein, a surgeon at one of the district hospitals, has stated that now, if a seriously ill patient is brought when you are on duty, you must first find out whether the patient is a relative of some VIP in order to know "the consequences of a failed surgery."

According to Svetlana Gannushkina, the head of the "Civil Assistance" Committee, the incident can't be referred otherwise than the dark Middle Ages.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on October 19, 2020 at 02:34 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: CK correspondent

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