MOSCOW, January 18 (Itar-Tass) —— A suspected killer of a song poet Vitaly Kalashnikov was detained in the Moscow Region, a source in the regional main investigation department in the Investigative Committee told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.
“The suspected killer turned out to be a 32-year-old unemployed local resident of Dubna. The detectives believe that overnight to January 7 being in a flat of the residential house in Dubna the killer beat up Kalashnikov brutally. Kalashnikov was hospitalized to the Dubna city hospital, where despite the medical aid he died of breast injury on January 11,” the source said.
The court requested to put the suspect in custody.
Vitaly Kalashnikov, 53, was a famous song poet and an author of the hymn of the Grushinsky song festival. Several movies and plays were staged with his scenarios. Meanwhile, he created a workshop of jewellery ceramics and held his exhibitions in Japan, France and America.
A criminal case was opened under Article 111 Part 4 over Kalashnikov’s death for the deliberate heavy damage to health that entailed the death of a person through negligence.