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Suspected attackers on lawmaker detained in Volgograd region

July 11, 2013, 2:37 UTC+3

Four men of the Dagestani origin have been placed in a detention ward of the Gorodishchensky district

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VOLGOGRAD, July 11 (Itar-Tass) - Four persons who are suspect of attacking Russian State Duma lawmaker Roman Khudyakov have been detained in Russia’s southern Volgograd region, a spokeswoman for the regional police department told Itar-Tass on Thursday.

“Four men of the Dagestani origin have been placed in a detention ward of the Gorodishchensky district,” she said. “Their identities have been established. Two of them were born in 1983, one - in 1984, and the eldest of them - in 1975.”

According to the spokeswoman, the men behaved very aggressively against the police. Policemen had to put handcuffs on two of them.

According to preliminary information from a police source, a plane will be sent from Moscow to take the detained for further investigation in the Russian capital. The spokeswoman however refrained from comment.

Late on Wednesday, Volgograd policemen stopped a Lexus car at a traffic police post near the settlement of Gorodishche. There were four men inside. One of them had a private security guard card issued in Makhachkala. The search of the car yielded two traumatic guns with live round. In all, the police seized 16 cartridges, both guns were loaded. The guns and the cartridges have been sent to the local criminal expertise centre.

According to earlier reports, late on Tuesday in Moscow, Khudyakov was attacked by unidentified persons who provoked a road conflict driving their jeep. “They forced Khudyakov’s car to stop, then they beat him swearing four-letter words and threatening him with an object resembling a handgun. As a result, the lawmaker received bodily injuries - concussion, face and head injuries - and was hospitalized,” a spokesman for the prosecutor’s office said.

A criminal case was opened in Moscow on charges of inflicting bodily injuries in an act of hooliganism with the use of weapons.


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