• All Share : 50959.02
    DOWN -0.34%
    Top 40 : 4242.58
    DOWN -0.36%
    Financial 15 : 14661.11
    DOWN -0.49%
    Industrial 25 : 59383.77
    DOWN -0.59%

  • ZAR/USD : 10.6663
    UP 0.42%
    ZAR/GBP : 17.7065
    UP 0.57%
    ZAR/EUR : 14.0086
    UP 0.05%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.1025
    UP 0.15%
    ZAR/AUD : 9.9613
    UP 0.28%

  • Gold : 1287.5100
    DOWN -0.17%
    Platinum : 1424.5000
    UP 0.46%
    Silver : 19.4850
    DOWN -0.09%
    Palladium : 904.5000
    UP 1.63%
    Brent Crude Oil : 103.050
    DOWN -0.14%

  • All data is delayed by 15 min. Data supplied by INET BFA
    Hover cursor over this ticker to pause.

Sat Aug 30 00:15:29 SAST 2014

Russian lawmaker's body found in cement filled barrel

Sapa-AFP | 18 February, 2013 15:28
Metal barrels. File Photo.
Image by: Joe Mabel/ Wikimedia Commons

The body of a kidnapped Russian lawmaker has been found in a cement-filled barrel in a cellar outside Moscow, investigators says.

"The body of Mikhail Pakhomov, a lawmaker from Lipetsk city council, has been found in one of the cellars of a private garage in a metal barrel filled with cement," the Investigative Committee said in a statement.

"Investigators have gathered enough evidence to establish the violent nature of Pakhomov's death," it said.

Pakhomov, 37, disappeared on February 12 in the central Russian city of Lipetsk, and investigators immediately opened a probe into murder.

The interior ministry said Monday that police had detained 11 people on suspicion of committing the crime including the suspected mastermind, whom it described as a 40-year-old Muscovite.

Before the discovery of the body, the Investigative Committee had announced Sunday it was charging the former deputy minister of housing services for the Moscow region, Yevgeny Kharitonov, with ordering Pakhomov's kidnapping. Investigators have not disclosed the motive for the apparent contract killing.

SHARE YOUR OPINION

If you have an opinion you would like to share on this article, please send us an e-mail to the Times LIVE iLIVE team. In the mean time, click here to view the Times LIVE iLIVE section.
Sat Aug 30 00:15:29 SAST 2014 ::