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Second Suspect in Murder of a Russian Tourist in Abkhazia Was Arrested

17.07.2017 18:11

Another suspect in the attack on Russian tourists in Abkhazia and the murder of one of them was arrested by law enforcement agencies, a spokesman for the Abkhazian interior ministry told reporters.

"The second suspect, who has been searched by the police since July 12, was forced to turn himself in to law enforces. On July 12, a resident of Abkhazia’s Gudauta region who is suspected in committing the crime against tourists was detained", the spokesman said.

On July 11, two masked men attacked a group of holidaymakers from Moscow, four adults and four children. In an attempt to fend off the criminals, a father was stabbed and later died. Prosecutor’s office of Abkhazia’s Gudauta region is investigating this murder.

The first suspect was detained on July 12, a day after the tragedy.

It is important to note that the Abkhaz authorities have taken all necessary measures to promptly investigate this crime.