6 Mar 2018 21:13

Daewoo Matiz explosion in Donetsk set off by rejected ex-lover

DONETSK. March 6 (Interfax) - The authorities in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) have found out that the explosion of a Daewoo Matiz vehicle on March 5, which killed a 39-year-old woman, was staged by her ex-lover, who was with her at the time, after she refused to resume their relationship.

"He came to another of their meetings with grenades and after [his lover's] refusal set one of them off. The second, unexploded, grenade was found inside the vehicle during police inspection," the DPR interior ministry said on Tuesday.

The incident, which took place near the Olimpiisky regional sports complex, was reported to the police department in the city's Kyiv district a day earlier, the ministry said. Arriving at the scene, investigators found the body of a woman, born 1979, inside the damaged vehicle. A man was hospitalized with injuries.

The rejected ex-lover is now critical at the Republican traumatology center.

"After recovering he will be held to account for his deeds in full strictness of the law," the ministry said.

Police have launched a criminal inquiry into a death caused by neglect. A number of forensic tests are due to be carried out. The inquiry is under way.