Resident of Ingushetia sentenced to compulsory labor for damaging an ancient tower

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A resident of Ingushetia who damaged a cultural monument was sentenced to 300 hours of test work. This was reported by the prosecutor’s office of the republic on Thursday, July 30.

This is one of the towers of the Uten-Gala estate, built in the XV-XVII centuries. The man destroyed the arched ceiling of the entrance. Several stones taken from the monument, he took away on a makeshift wooden sleigh. The intruder was going to sell them, but did not have time.

The 52-year-old defendant pleaded guilty to the incident. In addition, when sentencing, the court took into account the presence of small children. In addition to working off, he will have to pay a fine of 123 thousand rubles.

The Uten-Gala estate is located in the Dzheyrakhsky region of Ingushetia and is included in the list of identified objects of the republic’s cultural heritage.

In January, tourists were detained in Peru and caused damage to the Inca city of Machu Picchu. They are citizens of Argentina, Chile, France and Brazil, two men and four women. They illegally entered the protected area and provoked a stone to fall from one of the walls of the Temple of the Sun.

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