All Roma residents of Chemodanovka in Penza region return home
PENZA. Aug 14 (Interfax) - All Roma families residing in the village of Chemodanovka in the Penza region, which left after a conflict in June, are back home.
"All registered Roma residents, about 300 people, are back home. The unregistered ones did not return," Dina Cheremushkina, the press secretary of the Penza region governor, told Interfax.
All is quiet in the village, there are no conflicts, and the authorities are interacting with the returned Roma residents, she said.
On June 13, a mass brawl broke out amongst residents of the village. It left five people injured, with two ending up in a hospital. One of the injured men, born in 1984, was hospitalized with a traumatic brain injury and died on June 14. The other man is still in hospital; an improvement in his health has been noted.
According to local media, the conflict between local residents and Roma people living in the village broke out after one member of the Roma community allegedly attempted to rape a local girl. Local residents staged up a rally and blocked a federal highway, prompting the authorities to introduce the Vulkan plan to prevent mass riots in the Bessonovka district.
The Russian Investigative Committee's Main Directorate opened a criminal case on charges of a murder committed by a group of individuals by previous concert of hooliganism motives, an attempted murder committed by a group of individuals by previous concert of hooliganism motives, and hooliganism by a group of individuals by previous concert.
As of June 1, there were 7,521 residents in Chemodanovka, including 4,441 Russians, over 600 Roma people, 1,965 Mordvins, 60 Chuvash people, and 50 Tatars.