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Preliminary Investigation of Criminal Proceeding on Violence against Minor Children Used by Relatives in Khashtarak Village and One of the Children’s Death as a Result of Violence Completed

20.03.2023 13:07

Preliminary investigation of the criminal proceeding on causing strong physical pain and mental sufferance to minor children, as well as negligently causing death to one of them as a result of causing heavy bodily damage committed by the resident of Khashtarak S.H. and his daughter M.H. was completed in Tavush Regional Investigative Department of the RA Investigative Committee.

By factual data obtained through investigation of the criminal proceeding initiated on August 18, 2020 in the RA IC Tavush Regional Investigative Department it was grounded that on August 16, 2020 at about 14:00 in the house owned by him located in Khashtarak community of Tavush region S.H. hit his 6 year-old grandson on the face with a hand because the child had disturbed his peace. As a result, the latter fell on the floor, hit his head to the foot of the sofa receiving heavy bodily damages threatening to life.  On August 25, 2020 6 year-old child died in medical center of the bodily injuries he had received.

Besides, on the evening of the same day, because of throwing a tire at him in the yard of their house, the man hit another minor grandson, who was 4 years old at the moment of the incident, with a stick on different parts of his body then lifted him up and threw him on the floor causing medium-gravity damage to the latter’s health. 

It was also found out that the man together with his daughter, who was the mother of the four of the children and the aunt of the two, while living together in the house within the period till August 16, 2020, periodically,  because of different domestic reasons, willfully hit 6 minor children on different parts of their bodies for numerous times with hands, feet, stick and other items causing medium gravity and heavy bodily damages as well as strong mental sufferance to them.

On the base of the criminal prosecution initiated by the prosecutor supervising the proceeding final charge was pressed against S.H. according to the Point 14 of the Part 2 of the Article 112, the Part 1 of the Article 113 and the Points 1, 3 and 5 of the Part 2of the Article 119 of the RA former Criminal Code which corresponds to the Points 2, 7 and 15 of the Part 2 of the Article 166, the Points 4 and 9 of the Part 2 of the Article 167 and the Points 3, 5 and 6 of the Part 2 of the Article 196 of the RA current Criminal Code.

Final charge was pressed against the latter’s daughter according to the Points 1, 3 and 5 of the Part 2 of the Article 119 of the RA former Criminal Code which corresponds to the Points 3 and 6 of the Part 2 of the Article 196 of the RA current Criminal Code.

At the initial stage detention was chosen as a pretrial measure against them which was later replaced by absence ban.

In January, 2023 a decision was made by the investigative body on using special protective measure “restriction of approaching or communicating with the protected person” against 5 minor children and a copy of the decision was sent to the director of Ijevan branch of “SOS children’s villages”.

Preliminary investigation was completed and the materials of the criminal proceeding with the bill of indictment were sent to the prosecutor.

Note; Everyone charged with alleged crime offence shall be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law.


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