On February 14, 2022, the body of Viktor Vakulchik, a 56-year-old Deputy Head of the Roads and Transport Department of Tambov Oblast, was found with stab wounds on the stairwell landing at the entrance of an apartment building in Tambov. On this fact, a criminal case was initiated by the ID of the IC of Russia for Tambov Oblast on the grounds of a crime under Part 1, Article 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (murder). The investigation is considering various versions of the motives for the crime, including that the murder could be related to his official activities.
The Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation instructed A.N. Polshakov, the head of the ID of the IC of Russia for Tambov Oblast, to file a report on the ongoing complex of investigative actions and operational measures, and also put the progress of the investigation under control in the Central Office of the Investigative Committee.