03 August 2021, 08:36

Woman from Chechnya suspected of torturing children

A 53-year-old resident of Chechnya, whom investigators have suspected of torturing two children, was detained.

According to investigators, the woman, out of personal hostility towards her stepson, systematically inflicted physical and mental suffering on his two children.

"During the absence of the children's mother in the house where they lived together, the woman repeatedly used physical violence against the children and forced them at least three times to drink a drug intended for nasal use, which in fact has strict dosage restrictions for children under six years of age," says the today's message posted on the website of the Investigating Department (ID) for Chechnya of the Investigating Committee of the Russian Federation (ICRF).

The woman has stated in her testimony that she knew about the contraindications of the drug, but she wanted to harm the health of her stepson's children because of her hostility towards him, says the ID's message.

A criminal case against the woman has been initiated under the article on torture of minors. She faces up to seven years in prison.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on August 2, 2021 at 06:05 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: The Caucasian Knot;

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