Earlier, the media published information about the beating by three men of girls in one of the cafes in Astrakhan Oblast. A criminal case was initiated by the internal affairs authorities and the suspects were detained. Due to the publicity in the media and social media, investigative authorities in Astrakhan region proactively requested the case to be withdrawn and transferred to the regional Investigative Department, which was granted. A measure of restraint in the form of detention was chosen in respect of all the suspects.
The Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia instructed to transfer the criminal case to the Central Office of the agency in order to speed up the investigation.