6 Aug 2018 13:59

Penal colony officer arrested as part of case dealing with violence against convict in Kaliningrad

KALININGRAD. Aug 6 (Interfax) - An officer of the penal colony No. 9 in Kaliningrad suspected of beating an inmate up has been taken into custody, the Russian Investigative Committee's branch for the region told Interfax.

"The deputy head of the colony's security department chief, internal services Maj. Davron Khakimov, has been taken into custody as part of the investigation of the criminal case dealing with abuse of authority using violence," the regional branch said.

According to investigators, in January 2018, the officer, together with unidentified persons, had beaten an inmate of the colony up. Doctors diagnosed the inmate with fractures of ten ribs on both sides and pneumothorax.

The criminal case was initiated on March 26, 2018, based on the records of a check forwarded from the Kaliningrad regional prosecutor's office. Other persons, who participated in the beating, are being identified.