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Second suspect of attack on Handziuk arrested for two months

Viktor Horbunov is suspected of the acquisition of the acid for the attack
21:43, 20 August 2018

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The court in Kherson arrested Viktor Horbunov for two months without the right of bail. He is suspected of the attack on Kateryna Handziuk, Administrator of the Executive Committee of the Kherson City Council. 112 Ukraine reports. 

Related: Police detain two more suspects of attack on Handziuk

The preventive measure was chosen at the closed court session. It is mentioned that the session was opened at the beginning but later the court adopted a decision on closing on the demand of the defense side. Yet the judge the lawyer claimed that Gorbunov's testimonies, in this case, contain data, the disclosure of which may prevent the identification of those involved in the crime. 

Viktor Horbunov is suspected of the participation and the organization of the offense, in particular, of purchasing sulfuric acid and using it against Kateryna Handziuk. As a preventive measure, he was arrested for 60 days – till October 16.  

Related: Attack on Handziuk: Police identifies sale location of acid

As we reported earlier, Kateryna Handziuk, Adviser of Kherson's Mayor was attacked near her place. The attacker soaked her with acid. the woman was hospitalized. 

30 percent of her body was burned: head, arms, legs, chest and left eye. 

It was stated that the doctors of the burn department of the Kyiv hospital where Kateryna was delivered to, claimed that she is in a stable serious condition. 

Related: Avakov: Police detain suspect of attack on Handziuk

The attack on the employee of the City Council of Kherson was reclassified from "Hooliganism" to "Serious physical injuries committed with the aim of intimidation", and after a while - on "Attempted murder with a special cruelty." 

Yuriy Lutsenko took the case under his own control. 

Related: The US condemns attack on Adviser of Kherson's Mayor

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