The possible reasons for death of Kryvyi Rih Mayor Kostyantyn Pavlov could be suicide, murder or negligent handling of weapons. The Interior Ministry considers these three versions as Ukraine 24 TV channel reported citing Head of Communications Department Artem Shevchenko.
“The primary investigative actions will show signs of the possibility of the one out of three variants,” Shevchenko noted.
According to him, the reason for death and nature of injuries of the deceased will be established through forensic analysis and ballistics test.
As we reported earlier, mayor of Kryvyi Rih, Kostyantyn Pavlov, was found dead in the village of Vilne near the city on August 15. Pavlov's body was found on the veranda of the house, a gun was found next to him.
The interlocutor in the Ministry of Internal Affairs noted that from the moment the shot was fired, the deceased managed to walk 10 meters.
Councilor of Mayor Andriy Halchenko reported that the family of Pavlov is on the vacation. The body of the city head was found by his assistant.
The criminal proceeding due to the death of mayor of Kryvyi Rih Kostyantyn Pavlov will be taken under control of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.