Interior Ministry releases information on assault on Mountain Jews Community head’s house; 5 persons have been arrested over the assault

Baku: Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Interior Affairs has released information on an assault on the house of Boris Simanduyev, head of the Mountain Jews Community.

At around 6:00 a.m. December 6, three masked persons broke into Mountain Jews Community head Boris Simanduyev’s house in the Qirmizi Sloboda (Red Town) village of Guba District. The criminals threatened his sister with a cold weapon, inflicting various body injuries on her. After seizing a great deal of money and jewels, they fled the scene, the ministry told APA.

The Guba District Police Department has launched a criminal case over the fact under #article 181.3.2 (burglary) of the Criminal Code.

As a result of urgent search operations as well as investigative actions to uncover fresh traces of the crime, the perpetuators of the criminal act – Eldar Avadyayev, Khalid Seyidov, Turkane Rahimova, Turaj Valiyev and Afgan Ibrahimov – were detained by the police.

The money and jewels seized from the house were presented to investigation as material evidence.

Search operations on the fact continue.