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.