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MOSCOW, May 13 (Itar-Tass) - Upon the results of an inquiry at the St. Petersburg Military Institute of the Interior Troops of the Russian Interior Ministry several decisions can be taken over all military higher educational establishments of the Interior Troops, chief press officer of the Interior Troops of the Russian Interior Ministry Vasily Panchenkov told Itar-Tass on Monday.
The inquiry, which is being conducted by the group of the officers of the High Command of the Interior Troops of the Russian Interior Ministry headed by Deputy Interior Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Interior Troops of the Russian Interior Ministry General Nikolai Rogozhkin that arrived in St. Petersburg, “is caused by extraordinary circumstances, which had never taken place at the military higher educational establishments of the Interior Troops,” Vasily Panchenkov noted.
He did not rule out that several decisions can be taken upon the results of the inquiry embracing all other higher educational establishments of the Interior Troops in the issues concerning “education, upbringing, psychological work, probably even the daily life and daily time schedule for the cadets.”
The chief press officer of the Interior Troops noted that the Interior Troops “have taken as a tragedy” the murder of the family of the drug control officer in St. Petersburg.
“No one relieves anyone of guilt,” he added.
Cadet of the Military Institute of the Interior Troops Ilya Komarov, who was detained for the murder of the family of a drug policeman in St. Petersburg, gave confessing testimony and claimed that he lost his nerve. “The detectives checked the testimony at the murder scene with the participation of the suspected killer, during the check he testified that he went up to the flat of the neighbours, who live one floor higher, allegedly to watch what plumbing fixtures they have at about 23:00 Moscow time on May 11.”
Meanwhile, the committee headed by Nikolai Rogozhkin decided to dismiss four officers, who are direct chiefs of the cadet, who was detained for the murder of the family of the drug control officer in St. Petersburg, Panchenkov said. “For the time of the investigation to ensure an unbiased probe, head of the higher educational institution Major-General Andrei Slyusarev was suspended from his duties. Meanwhile, over the flaws found in the provision of control over the cadets outside the higher educational establishment and in the training work four officers will be fired, another two officers will be relieved of their duties and degraded to lower military ranks,” he said.
In the morning on May 12 a drug police officer has found dead his wife, a 12-year-old son and the dog upon coming back home. A fourth-year cadet Ilya Komarov, 20, who lived in the same house, was detained on the suspicion of a brutal murder in the Kirovsky district of St. Petersburg. The detectives found that overnight to May 11 he went up to the flat of the neighbours, who live one floor higher, allegedly to watch what plumbing fixtures they have. The conflict flared up between him and the hostess of the flat. He lost his nerve and inflicted numerous knife wounds to a 37-year-old woman and her 12-year-old son, killed the dog, after that he stole jewellery items and escaped. He is about to be arrested and face accusations.