Armenia investigating conscript soldier’s death, detains his colleague


Armenian investigation authorities have detained a colleague of a conscript soldier Suren Avetisyan as part of the case launched regarding his death, according to the press service of the Investigative Committee of Armenia, Report informs referring to Sputnik Armenia.

Earlier it was reported that on November 24 at 14:50 (GMT+4), a conscript of the Armenian Armed Forces, private Suren Avetisyan, was found in a combat position located in the security zone of one of the military units with a gunshot wound to the head. He died on the way to the hospital.

According to preliminary data, the incident occurred as a result of the fact that Avetisyan’s colleague violated the rules for handling weapons.

The criminal case was instituted under Part 3 of Article 373 (violation of the rules for handling weapons, ammunition and objects, materials and substances posing an increased danger to the environment, resulting in the death of a person by negligence) of the Criminal Code of Armenia.

The preliminary investigation continues.


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