Murder of five-year-old boy in Ukraine's Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky: Rifle not found

Source : 112 Ukraine

Under the preliminary information, suspects murdered the child with a small-caliber rifle
17:20, 5 June 2019

Ivan Pryhodko, suspect of murdering a five-year-old boy Kyrylo in Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky

State Bureau of Investigation informed that the rifle which killed five-year-old Kyrylo Tlyavov in Kyiv region was not found, as the Head of the establishment Roman Truba said at the law enforcement committee of the Verkhovna Rada said, Ukrainian News reported.

He noted that under the preliminary information suspects murdered the child with a small-caliber rifle.

“We are performing all the investigative actions, the rifle was not found,” Truba said.

At the same time, two bullets from this rifle were found in the house of one of the suspects at night on June 1.

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National Police Head Serhiy Knyazev noted that the Head of the local police in Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky conducted searches in many other houses and premises, which belonged to the relatives and families of the suspects.

Holosiivsky District Court of Kyiv ruled on the preventive measure for the police officers suspected of the premeditated murder of a five-year-old boy in Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky. The policemen are taken into custody for two months without a right for bail

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As it was reported, the leadership of Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky police department of Kyiv region was suspended from their duties after the death of a five-year-old Kyrylo injured by the police officers. 

Reportedly, 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. On June 3, Kyrylo died; the doctors could not save his life.

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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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