Story By: Anastasia Smirnova, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder,Agency: Central European News
This young woman detective shot herself after being forced to work with a colleague who allegedly previously raped her, according to reports citing her family members.
Maria Klochkova, 23, was found dead at her desk at a police station in the city of Sochi in south-western Russia’s Krasnodar Krai region on 23rd November.
Maria died one month after she was reportedly hospitalised on 6th October due to bleeding following a sexual assault allegedly committed by her colleague.
Just over a month later she would be found dead at her desk after killing herself because her family claim, she was forced to continue working alongside the man who allegedly attacked her.
The young woman who her family said had always wanted to be a police officer had got herself a job in with the force in the Russian Olympic city of Sochi.
She had attended police Academy and graduated with top marks and been given the job of Detective.
But she also told her family that she been a victim of bullying and ultimately had then been raped in a violent attack by a more senior police officer.
Her sister Anna said that as if the death wasn’t bad enough, police officers were now trying to cover up what had happened.
She said: “My sister is not mentally ill, she did not have schizophrenia or any other mental illness, the fact is that she was forced into suicide.”
She added: “She’s been raped by a cop. She was afraid of ruining her own life. But her senior officer knew about it. He even promised to help her get into another department.”
The family rejected allegations that no one else was involved because the young woman had locked herself into a room before shooting herself, saying that as well as the sex attack she was also massively overworked and had no time to come to terms with what had happened.
She said: “The workload was colossal both physically and mentally.”
A former classmate backed up the families allegations in saying that not only had she graduated with top honours but have also been a cheerful and focused young woman
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