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Murder of five-year-old boy: Suspect taken into custody

Prosecutors stated that other witnesses, police officers Petrovets and Kryvoshy were questioned, they were with Pryhodko when a shot was committed
11:20, 4 June 2019

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Holosiivsky District Court of Kyiv took custody of police officer Ivan Pryhodko without a right for bail for two months. He is the main suspect in the case of murdering a five-year-old boy, as 112 Ukraine correspondent reported.

At the court session, the prosecution claimed risks of suspect’s escape, pressure over witnesses, destruction of material evidence.

Related: Murder of five-year-old boy: Police leaders suspended from duties in Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky

Prosecutors stated that other witnesses Petrovets and Kryvoshy were questioned, they were with Pryhodko when a shot was committed.

At the same time, police officer Pryhodko denies his guilt.

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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.

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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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