The Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia requests from heads of regional investigative departments reports on incidents affecting children


The Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia instructed the directions of a number of regional investigative departments to report on intermediate results of investigation of probes into facts of violation of children's rights and death of children in several regions.

Thus, the Kursk Regional Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia is investigating a probe into a 39-year-old man suspected of committing an offense against a child under Part 2 of Article 213 of the Criminal Code of Russia (hooliganism committed using items used as weapons). According to investigators, on August 10, 2021 the suspect, being in a state of alcohol intoxication on the balcony of his apartment in a house in Kursk, out of hooliganism made a shot from an air rifle at a 12-year-old child, wounding him.

Apart from that, the head of the Investigative Committee of Russia noticed a situation with mass poisoning of children in a country recreation center in the city of Volgodonsk, Rostov region. The regional investigative department launched a probe into this matter under Part 1 of Article 238 of the Criminal Code of Russia. According to the investigation, on August 9, 2021, the athletes, who were at the training camp, were provided with ready-made food products, the consumption of which caused a sharp deterioration in the health of 31 children aged from 10 to 14 years. At present the lives of the children are out of danger. The investigation conducted an inspection of the scene with the participation of Rospotrebnadzor employee, food samples have been collected, washes-off have been made in the dining rooms, forensic medical examinations have been appointed.

Also, the Samara Regional Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia is investigating a probe into death of a girl as a result of provision of services in a private dentist clinic. A set of required examinations have been appointed, documents of interest for investigation have been seized.

Regarding each of the facts Alexander Bastrykin instructed to not only establish all circumstances of the situations, but to also study causes and conditions that led to committing of offenses against children. The progress and results of probes in Kursk, Rostov and Samara Region have been put under supervision of the Central Office of the Investigative Committee of Russia.

12 August 2021 13:41

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