Rossiyskaya Gazeta: “Blowing up by himself”

The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation finalized the main question the society was concerned about after the tragedy in the Kerch Technical College - whether student Vladislav Roslyakov acted alone or had any accomplices.

As official spokesperson for the Investigative Committee Svetlana Petrenko told the RG reporter, the shooter turned out to be a loner.

“The investigation has established in detail Roslyakov’s route through the adjacent property and the college building on the day of committing of the crime. We have obtained required evidence and testimonies to register all his actions,” Petrenko said. “Roslyakov did not have any accomplices.”

The Investigative Committee reports that the student’s personality, his personal views and psychological state prior and during the commission of the crime have been investigated in detail, and that they have developed a detailed psychological profile of him. A complex posthumous psychological and psychiatric examination of Roslyakov has been arranged.

As explained by the Investigative Committee of Russia, over 650 people have been interrogated in relation to this probe. However, it is too early to talk about completion of the investigation. Possible existence of Roslyakov’s accomplices was assumed by a lot of people immediately after the tragedy, including the Crimea Governor Sergey Aksenov who did not believe that Roslyakov could prepare the attack by himself. The same was discussed by various experts. It took a month for investigation to check these assumptions.

To remind, on October 17, the 18-year-old student of the Kerch Technical College blew up a homemade bomb in the college canteen and started to shoot students and teachers. 20 people were killed and about 50 people were hospitalised. Roslyakov himself committed suicide in the library.

Natalya Kozlova