Armenians detained on suspicion of murdering Azerbaijani citizen in Russia

A criminal gang of Armenians has been detained on suspicion of murdering a 39-year-old Azerbaijani citizen in St. Peterburg, Russia.

The murder, possibly committed on grounds of inter-ethnic hostility, has been solved.

An Azerbaijani citizen went missing in September 2015, according to his wife’s statement.

Four Armenians suspected of murdering the Azerbaijani citizen were detained in police operation. One of them is a citizen of Armenia and the rest has Russian citizenship.

The investigation revealed that a brawl broke out between the Azerbaijani citizen and the Armenians. After being brutally beaten, the Azerbaijani man was put in the trunk of his own car. The Azerbaijani was taken to the village Krasny Bor, two kilometers away from the Moscow highway, where he was stabbed 13 times by one of the Armenian suspects. The corpse of the Azerbaijani citizen was buried there and his car was burnt.

Russia’s Investigation Committee opened a criminal case of the fact, investigation is underway. Two of the Armenians were arrested, and two were released on bail.