A suspect in the murder of a five-year-old boy was detained in Volsk

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In the Saratov region, investigators detained a suspect in the murder of a five-year-old boy, who was found dead in his underwear on the street. This was announced on Tuesday, March 2, by the press service of the regional SU of the Investigative Committee of Russia.

The 38-year-old cohabitant of the child’s mother was suspected of killing the boy. The man was detained on suspicion of committing a crime under the article on the murder of a minor; investigative actions are carried out with him. The issue of choosing a preventive measure against him is being resolved, the website kp.ru writes. The defendant in the case faces punishment up to life imprisonment.

The boy’s body without outerwear was found on March 1 near a store in the city of Volsk. External examination revealed no signs of violent death. According to preliminary data, the boy had mental problems, he lived nearby, writes the TV channel “360”. A murder criminal case was opened.

The investigation into the incident was started by the Investigative Committee and the Prosecutor’s Office. According to RT, the boy’s family was not registered. According to Tatyana Zagorodney, the ombudsman for the rights of the child in the region, the deceased child lived with a single mother and younger brother.

All the circumstances and causes of the tragedy are being established, writes “Moscow 24”. A source in the emergency services clarified to RIA Novosti that, according to the preliminary version, the boy froze to death. It was also reported that the UK will assess the actions of parents and prevention services.