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Suspected murderer of young Muscovite detained outside Moscow

October 15, 2013, 17:33 UTC+3

Police have detained Orkhan Zeinalov, suspected of killing ethnic Russian Yegor Shcherbakov

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MOSCOW, October 15 (Itar-Tass) - Suspected killer of young Muscovite Yegor Shcherbakov is detained for 48 hours, the detectives will ask for his arrest on October 16, spokesman of the Russian Investigative Committee Vladimir Markin told Itar-Tass on Tuesday.

“The suspect is being detained by the detectives from the main investigation department of the Russian Investigative Committee in Moscow under Article 91 of the Criminal Procedure Code for 48 hours. Today the detectives will interrogate him and with due account of his position it will be decided to hold a face-to-face interrogation with the witnesses, who had been questioned earlier,” Markin said.

On October 16, “the detectives plan to file a request to put him under arrest,” he added.

Details about the suspect

30-year old citizen of Azerbaijan Orkhan Zeinalov has been living in Russia for more than 10 years.

As reported by Russia’s Investigative Committee, Zeinalov hadn’t a full-time job and was engaged in individual taxi-driving. He is believed to be quick-tempered, aggressive, abusing alcohol, and doesn’t have a permanent residence in Moscow.

Head of Moscow Department of the Russian Ministry of Interior Anatoly Yakunin said that in Azerbaijan, the young man is wanted for murder. Law enforcement agencies of this country expressed readiness to help their Russian colleagues in the investigation.

Murder of 25-year-old Muscovite

Egor Shcherbakov was killed overnight to October 10. An unidentified man repeatedly stabbed him in front of his girlfriend.

After that, a meeting of citizens was held in Western Biryulyovo, at which the locals demanded to find and punish the murderer of the young man, and to check all migrants living in the area. After the public gathering a group of young people, shouting nationalist slogans, attacked the Biryuza shopping mall. They also began to turn over and break cars. The protesters managed to break in the horticulture baseAfter the clashes the police detained about 400 people.

Over 70 of them were brought to administrative responsibility. Two persons have been arrested for 48 hours.

What goes on in Biryulyovo

After mass unrest experts of the Federal Migration Service and Rospotrebnadzor (Russia’s consumer rights watchdog) conducted checks in the vegetable warehouse in Western Biryulevo. Investigative Committee officials seized financial documents and materials on industrial intake.

The functioning of the vegetable warehouse has been suspended for five days. Its sanitary condition has been recognized as unsatisfactory. The audit results will be transferred to the court for further proceedings. A regular migration control checkpoint would be set up on the vegetable base.

Recent reports say the situation around the base and generally in the area is calm. In Biryulyovo, additional police squads were introduced; district police officers patrol the area together with activists opposed to violations of immigration law.

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