The Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia A. I. Bastrykin instructed the head of the Investigative Department of the Vologda region G. Yashin to report on the initial results of the investigation of the criminal case of beating by teenagers of 16-year-old orphan boy, initiated by the investigative authorities of the Investigative Committee of Russia in the Vologda region under Article 116 of the Criminal Code.
Earlier Internet monitoring revealed video footage showing a group of teenagers repeatedly hitting a 16-year-old boy in the head and torso in the dormitory of Sokolsky Technical School. The video started circulating en masse on social networks and in the media. Currently, the victim is with his relatives, all the persons appearing in the video have been identified, the investigation is carrying out a set of measures aimed at establishing all the circumstances of the incident. The investigation will assess not only the actions of those involved in the video, but also the actions (or inaction) of officials of the technical school and the dormitory.
On the instructions of the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia, the progress of the criminal investigation into the violation of the rights of the orphan is placed under the supervision of the Central Office of the Committee.