Policemen shooting at 5-year-old boy detained in Ukraine's Pereyaslav-Khemlnytskiy

Source : 112 Ukraine

At the time of committing a crime, the policemen were not on duty, they had an unmarked weapon, and were under the influence of alcohol
10:10, 2 June 2019


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The police detained two suspects in the deliberate infliction of grievous bodily harm to a 5-year-old boy in Pereyaslav-Khemlnytskiy under article 208 of the Criminal Procedural Code of Ukraine. Head of National Police Serhiy Knyazyev reported this on Facebook.

“Those were the policemen, who at the time of committing a crime were not on duty, with the unmarked weapon, and they were under the influence of alcohol,” Knyazyev said.

According to the Head of the National Police, the detainees are in the police station now, where the first investigative measures are being carried out.

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All the collected evidence and testimonies will be transferred to the State Investigative Bureau.

Knyazyev said that the police are constantly in touch with the parents of the injured child and provide them with support.

The boy was transferred to Kyiv hospital where the best doctors of the country are trying to save his life.

Reportedly, according to the ministry, on May 31, a boy with physical injuries in the form of a severe closed-head injury, brain contusion, internal brain hematoma and a fracture of the temporal bone was delivered to the intensive care unit of the Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky hospital.

According to police officers, around 4:00 pm on May 31, four children were walking alongside their place of residence. The 5-year-old boy, due to carelessness, slipped and fell on the asphalt concrete pavement and stone, as a result of which he suffered a head injury.

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