Attack on Handziuk: Court acquits suspect

Source : 112 Ukraine

Earlier, it was reported that six people were suspected of attacking the Administrator of the Executive Committee of the Kherson City Council
15:24, 22 August 2018

Kateryna Handziuk

The court released Mykola Novikov, the suspect of attacking Kateryna Handziuk, Administrator of the Executive Committee of the Kherson City Council, as 112 Ukraine correspondent reported from the courtroom.

“The court had a session when the appeals concerning Mykola Novikov, suspected of attacking Kateryna Handziuk, had to be considered. The court acquitted and released him,” the message says.

It was noted that due to the absence of evidence Novikov did not show up at the hearing. His lawyer was present, he withdrew this appeal because the Prosecutor’s Office ordered to close the criminal proceeding.

Related: Attack on Handziuk: Six people suspected

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: Attack on Handziuk: Five suspects considered

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: Second suspect of attack on Handziuk arrested for two months

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