“The investigation will evaluate the promptness and fullness of preventive measures by responsible parties, and will result in a proceeding decision,” Lyudmila Fomina, senior assistant of the head of the regional Investigative Committee for media relations, told PenzaNews.
The first reports saying a group of four schoolgirls cruelly beaten another girl of their age and filmed the process began appearing online in the evening of Tuesday, March 22.
According to LifeNews, the incident had taken place in Penza in mid-March, and nearly all schoolgirls actively involved in the beating have juvenile police records.
The video clip published online shows the victim girl covered in blood and pleading for her assailants to stop, while they keep punching and kicking her and dipping her head in the snow. At the same time, another girl that is filming the beating can be heard making a coldblooded remark that the screen is shaking because her hands got cold.
The video clip ends with the assailed girl promising not to report the incident to the police.