In Moscow on Saturday, January 28, the Zyuzinsky court arrested a man who is accused of torturing a seven-year-old boy and causing grievous bodily harm to his health.
According to investigators, the actions of his stepfather led to frostbite and subsequent amputation of the fingers on both hands of the boy.
On January 11, the arrestee’s stepson was making a snowman without gloves and got frostbite. He was taken to the hospital only on January 13. By that time, tissue necrosis had already begun on the child’s fingers.
“For a long period, the man, experiencing personal dislike for his stepson, systematically caused him physical and moral suffering, which led to grave consequences,” the Investigative Committee of Russia noted.
Criminal cases were initiated on the grounds of crimes under Art. 117 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Torture”) and Art. 111 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Intentional infliction of grievous bodily harm”).
“The investigation requested a description of the family and other materials from the guardianship and guardianship authorities,” the press release says.
The investigation is ongoing.
A day earlier, it became known that prostheses would be installed for the injured child. The boy had to amputate eight fingers “down to the base”. The Commissioner for Children’s Rights in Moscow, Olga Yaroslavskaya, stressed that the mother would not return the child. In addition, she has a one-year-old daughter, who was also seized and placed in a social institution. Yaroslavskaya drew attention to the fact that “the mother was aware of what was happening, but was silent.”