Governor resigns over beating of officer in Armenia

Governor resigns over beating of officer in Armenia

Governor of Armenia's Vayots Dzor Province Trdat Sargsyan has made a decision to resign from his office as governor, he wrote on his Facebook page.

The governor will resign after the completion of the large-scale strategic military exercises underway in the province, that is after October 5, Sputnik Armenia reported.

On September 18, a scuffle, involving Lieutenant Colonel Ara Mkhitaryan and assistant to the governor of Vayots Dzor Province Harutyun Grigoryan, took place at the courtyard of a Yeghegnadzor building. The suspect beaten Mkhitaryan. Charges were filed against Grigoryan, and he was arrested.

There are reports that Trdat Sargsyan also was involved in the incident, these reports are being checked, but Sargsyan denies any involvement.

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