In Sverdlovsk Region, probe launched against local resident suspected of injuring surgeon

The Sverdlovsk Region Office of the Investigative Committee has opened an investigation against a 34-year-old resident of the town of Nizhny Tagil suspected of inflicting medium-range bodily harm under Part 1 of Article 112 of the RF Criminal Code.

According to investigators, on the afternoon of 20 June 2017, the man was in Nizhny Tagil Children’s Hospital and had a fight with a 35-year-old surgeon during which he hit him on the head. According to preliminary information, the surgeon suffered a cheekbone fracture and now he is being treated at the hospital.

The fight was due to person and not professional reasons.

The investigators are conducting investigative operations to find out all the circumstances surrounding the incident and collect evidence. A forensic medical examination is going to be conducted to determine the extent of bodily harm done to the surgeon. The two men and witnesses are being questioned. Persona characteristics of the suspect and the victim have been requested. The suspect has been released on recognizance as the crime is a minor one. The investigation is ongoing.