Parliament member murdered in Chechnya

Parliament member murdered in Chechnya

A member of Chechnya’s parliament was killed in Chechnya, a criminal case was initiated, the press service of the Russian Investigative Committee said.

"The Chechen Region investigative agency of the Russian Investigative Committee has launched a criminal case on the murder of a local parliamentary member under Article 105 part 2 point B and Article 222 part 1 (murder and illegal weapons trafficking) of the Russian Criminal Code," the committee said in a statement.

According to preliminary reports, the parliamentary member was driving from home to work by car at about 8 a.m. On the Achkhoi-Martanovsky district road unidentified attackers opened fire on the car, causing a crash in which the PM was killed, the committee added.

The site has been examined under the criminal case, and a forensic medical examination has been commissioned.

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