Story By: Feza Uzay, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
A lodger has been arrested after he threw two sisters aged 9 and 14 from an 8th-floor balcony when they refused to go to bed.
The incident took place in the Republic of Tyva, which is located in southern Siberia in Russia where the suspect had been renting a room from the girls’ mother, according to local media outlet Life.
The mother who worked as a waitress in a local cafe had apparently been struggling to feed her family and had agreed to take in the lodger to help pay the bills.
She was at work leaving the man alone with her three daughters when the incident happened. A third child who was in the flat was unharmed as she was asleep at the time.
It is unclear if the mother knew that the lodger apparently had previous convictions for violence and according to police he flew into a rage during an argument with the girls about the fact that they refused to go to bed.
The suspect, named as Ochur Sanchat, 23, allegedly then threw the girls off the 8th-floor balcony and left them there to die.
They were only found the next morning on 31st October.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs for the republic said that the youngest girl died at the scene while the oldest died later in hospital.
It is not revealed how long the children were there before they were found.
The authorities said in a statement: “On suspicion of committing a crime, police officers detained a 23-year-old native of the Tes-Khem region of the Tyva Republic, who is being prosecuted under several articles of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.”
The suspect, who reportedly has priors for inflicting grievous bodily harm, has been charged with murder. According to local media outlet Izvestia, he was on the federal wanted list after he escaped court during a trial over a car theft.