Story By: Sergiu Nazaru, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
A Russian chicken farm owner allegedly beat up and then shot one of his employees because he believed he had stolen bird feed.
The incident happened in a poultry farm in the town of Kurganinsk, in the south-western Russian region of Krasnodar Krai.
The owner of the farm has been identified as Alexandr Bulavinov.
According to local media, Bulavinov suspected a security guard, identified as Alexei Sidorov, of stealing bird food and summoned him to his office together with his colleague Sergey Matveev.
The farm owner who was accompanied by his assistant allegedly beat up the security guard with the help of his assistant, who has not been named.
Allegedly after beating him up Bulavinov took out a gun and shot him.
Reportedly when Sidorov saw the gun he tried to run but was shot before he could get anywhere.
The wife of the wounded security guard Irina Sidorova spoke to Russian newspaper NTV and said: “He walked around the territory with his pistol for another half an hour, and kept everyone at gunpoint. He said: ”if I don’t kill them, then I’ll jail them.” He has power and money. He said: “I will buy the whole area and I will buy the whole region.””
According to Irina, her husband’s colleague Matveev was reportedly tied up and forced to watch the whole scene.
Sidorov received a head injury, bullet wound to the lungs and various fractures.
Bulavinov also spoke to NTV and said: “I had a gun with me. While loading it, this comrade attacked me, and a fight began. I don’t know where I shot.”
Police say they have opened an investigation into the matter, although there is no news as to whether any arrests have been made.
Sidorov was reportedly taken to hospital by an ambulance, but his current condition is unknown.
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