On October 10, 2022, the body of a 12-year-old schoolgirl was found with signs of violent death in the entrance of an apartment building in the city of Kostroma. The Investigating Authorities of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia for Kostroma Oblast launched a criminal investigation on the offense of a crime prescribed in paragraph "c", Part 2, Article 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (murder of a juvenile). During the initial investigative actions and investigative-search measures, it was detected that the girl was wounded by her classmate. The investigation will inspect the living conditions and upbringing background of juveniles, their social circle, and leisure interests of children.
The Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia instructed Mr. Levchenko D.N., the Head of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia for Kostroma Oblast, to submit a report on the investigative actions carried out.
The investigation of the criminal case is a subject to control in the Main Investigative Directorate of the Department.