21 Jul 2021 12:17

Kazan school shooter Galyaviyev was not sane at time of crime - psychiatrists' conclusion

MOSCOW. July 21 (Interfax) - Psychiatrists in Moscow have concluded that Ilnaz Galyaviyev, who opened fire on students and teachers at a school in Kazan, the capital of Russia's internal republic of Tatarstan, was not sane at the time of the crime.

"The information available to us indicates that the Serbsky State Scientific Center for Social and Forensic Psychiatry has concluded that Kazan shooter Ilnaz Galyaviyev was not sane when committing those mass murders," Moscow's Public Monitoring Commission said on Wednesday.

According to the commission's official newspaper, ONK-Gazeta, the details of Galyaviyev's examination will be published soon.

Public Monitoring Commission executive secretary Alexei Melnikov told Interfax on June 15 that Galyaviyev had been transported to Moscow from Kazan to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

On May 11, Galyaviyev, 19, went on a shooting spree at School No. 175 in Kazan, where he had previously studied. Nine people, including seven children and two teachers, were killed in the shooting.

Galyaviyev surrendered to the police and has been arrested on charges of mass murder.