Ukraine's Bureau of Investigation starts investigating attempt to conceal five-year-old boy murder

Source : 112 Ukraine

Information about possible injuries of the child was due to the fall, not due to a gunshot wound, began to appear on the same day, according to the bureau
19:38, 5 June 2019

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

State Bureau of Investigation started an investigation on the attempt to conceal the murder of five-year-old boy by policemen in Pereyaslal-Khmelnytsky of Kyiv region. Head of the establishment Roman Truba said at the law enforcement committee of the Verkhovna Rada, as the Ukrainian news reported.

According to the report, the establishment received the information on wounding the boy at 5:20 a.m. on June 1 and opened the case for serious bodily harm at 1:00 p.m.

Besides, according to Truba, information about possible injuries of the child were due to the fall, and not due to a gunshot wound began to appear on the same day.

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Taking into account this information, the State Bureau of Investigation opened new criminal proceedings under 396 article (conceal of crime) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

Investigators of the bureau are checking whether the false information was spread deliberate and whether the police are involved in this.

State Bureau of Investigation informed that the rifle which killed five-year-old Kyrylo Tlyavov in Kyiv region was not found.

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.

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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.

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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