Saratov Region investigators look into death of child in river in Krasny Kut

Following a check in the death of a 6-year-old girl in a river in Krasny Kut, the Saratov Region Office of the Investigative Committee has initiated criminal proceedings against the 43-year-old mother suspected of negligent homicide under part 1 of Article 109 of the RF Criminal Code.

As became known earlier, on the evening of 20 June 2017, the 6-year-old girl was swimming in the river unattended by adults and started drowning. Some local residents helped the child to get out of water. She then was taken to hospital, but doctors were unable to save her life. According to preliminary results of a postmortem, the girl died of drowning.

According to investigators, the incident happened because of criminal negligence of the girl’s mother, whose duty it was to watch over her child. This way, with necessary attention and prudence the mother must and could have prevented the incident.

Investigative operations are underway to find out all the circumstances of the crime, a number of forensic expert examinations have been ordered. In addition, the investigators are going to assess the actions of officials of the children’s crime prevention system. The investigation continues.