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Investigators analyze, reclassify case after Kamenka boy succumbs to 90% body burns

11:35 | 14.06.2016 | Crime

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Penza, 14 June 2016. PenzaNews. The criminal case under Part 1, Art. 118 of the Criminal Code, “Unintentional Causing of Grievous Body Harm,” initiated after a 10-year-old Mikhail Oprya received body burns in an accident in Kamenka of the Penza region, was reclassified under Part 1, Art. 109 of the Criminal Code, “Unintentional Causing of Death,” after the boy succumbed to his injuries in a Nizhny Novgorod hospital.

Investigators analyze, reclassify case after Kamenka boy succumbs to 90% body burns

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“The investigators took a series of measures, including on-place test examinations, on-place questionings of teenagers who witnessed the incident, detailed separate questioning in presence of their legal representatives and teachers: all that allowed to establish the full picture of the incident,” Lyudmila Fomina, senior assistant of the head of the regional Investigative Committee for media relations, told PenzaNews.

Based on preliminary information, in the evening of 3 June 2016 four young boys aged 10 to 13 visited the shore of Atmis river on the edge of Kamenka town, and one of the teenagers arrived there on a fuel-driven motor bicycle, she explained.

“The boy was standing by a motor bicycle that had its fuel tank lid unscrewed. The vehicle fell on the child, around two liters of fuel splashed on his skin. The 10-year-old owner of the motor bicycle ran up to the buy and ignited the fuel pool with a lighter, which set the boy on fire as well. Recently, he succumbed to his injuries in the hospital,” she clarified.

The investigation of the criminal case is still ongoing, Lyudmila Fomina stressed.

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