The Ukrainian police are investigating a brutal murder of a five-year-old boy, who had his throat cut when playing in a sandpit. The murderer, the victim’s town-fellow, killed the boy in front of other children’s eyes. The situation may develop in a large-scale conflict: the murderer turned out to be a fanatic of Islam, whereas his victim was a boy with a Russian name.
The hideous crime was committed in the settlement of Dneprovka, in Ukraine’s Crimea, on June 18. A 27-year-old man killed a five-year-old boy Viktor Shemyakin by cutting his throat. The boy’s three-year-old sister Lena Shemyakina and her five-year-old friend became eye-witnesses of the crime.
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The children said that the man, whom they said they knew, approached Viktor as they were playing in the sandpit near their house. “Look, there is a bird up there!” the man told the boy. As soon as the boy looked up, the man stabbed him in the throat and left.
Viktor’s mother – Angelina – heard the kids screaming and ran out of the house to find her child lying in a pool of blood. The woman called the police and ambulance, but the doctors could not save the little boy.
The police arrested the suspect three hours later. The man was identified as Server Ibragimov, a Crimean Tatar. He was hiding in the loft of his parents’ house. The blood - stained knife was found there too.
The suspect has pleaded guilty to the crime. He told the police that he had killed the boy because spirits had told him to,” Rosbalt reports.
Rumor has it that the perpetrator is a member of a radical Islamite sect.
“The man screamed Allah Akbar when killing the boy. The kid was slaughtered like a goat, and it happened on Friday, which is the immolation day. People are in rage, they feel like they want to tear the killer to pieces,” a local resident said.
Other residents of the town said that the man had had mental issues before.
“He has threatened people before. He would make fires and chant prayers in public. Maybe his mentors used him being aware of the fact that he was a mentally unbalanced man. He did scream Allah Akbar before he killed the boy, and he repeated these words during the re-enactment of the crime,” a woman named only as Raisa said.
The police neither confirmed nor rejected the version saying that Server Ibragimov was a religious fanatic. They had to cordon off the whole street in the town during the crime re-enactment not to let the grieving and enraged locals lynch the monster.
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