The Saratov Regional Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation continues the criminal investigation into an offence under Part 1 of Article 131 of the Criminal Code of Russia (rape) with reference to the attack on the doctor.
The investigation established that, on September 16, 2019, the doctor of one of the outpatient clinics of Kirovsky District of Saratov was going on a call to a patient in Zavokzalny rural settlement. The doctor could not find the address and asked a stranger man for help. He volunteered to walk her to the address. On their way, the perpetrator, having made sure that no one was around, grabbed the woman on her neck, knocked her down, committed a rape, and fled the scene. The victim reported the violence committed against her to the police.
A 55-years-old male resident of Saratov Region has been arrested on suspicion of committing the offence. The man had been repeatedly prosecuted on previous occasions and has an outstanding conviction.
The investigators of the Investigative Committee of Russia have carried out an identification of the suspect by the victim.
At the moment, investigative actions are being conducted to determine all the circumstances of the incident and to prove the evidence. Investigative Committee’s officers have performed an additional examination of the scene with forensic equipment.
Preventive measures for the suspect are being decided upon. The criminal investigation is ongoing.