The Novgorod Regional Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation continues the investigation into the operative attendant and the criminal investigation officer of the Veliky Novgorod Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia. The police officers are suspected of committing an offense under Part 2 of Article 293 (neglect of duty which involved by negligence the death of a person). At the moment, the investigator has decided to detain the suspects.
As previously reported, a local resident addressed the police on December 30, 2018, about the fact that some persons were holding her minor son born in 2002 in an unknown place and demanding a ransom in cash. The woman also informed the operations duty officer that she had audio recordings of the phone conversations between her, her son, and the unknown person demanding ransom.
However, police officers did not carry out a set of necessary investigative measures on the reported crime and convinced the applicant that there were no grounds for filing a statement.
The next day, the body of the minor with signs of violent death was found in an apartment on Herman Street in Veliky Novgorod.
As part of the criminal investigation into the murder of the teenager, it was established that two local residents, who demanded a ransom from the mother of the deceased, beat him with a bat and a dumbbell. The criminal omission of the police officers resulted in a violent offense against the minor.
At the moment, investigative actions are being conducted to determine all the circumstances of the committed offense. A preventive measure for the policemen will be considered in the nearest future.