Investigators to check role of father of deputy mayor of Cherkassy in murder of Vadym Komarov
The investigation is going to check the personal belongings and documents of the father of the deputy mayor of Cherkasy, Andriy Botnar, who, according to the police, might have been involved in the murder of the journalist Vadym Komarov. Such is decision of Pridniprovsky district court of Cherkasy of July 30, as to the web-based edition 18000. As to investigation, according to one of the leads, Vadym Komarov had been murdered in revenge for his journalistic activities. The police investigated Komarov's conflict with Yury Botnar due to Komarov’s investigation of Botnar’s actions against his subordinates. In particular, Komarov wrote about attempts the deputy mayor made to exact from the director of the sport school “Spartak” Tatiana Bordovska, to assume responsibility for the functioning of the school in the building, which had not been put in service. The ruling said that Yuri Botnar's father, Andriy, who is also a member of Svoboda party, might have been involved in this crime. On August 2, the investigators said that a convicted person who is serving sentence in the penitentiary # 62 in Cherkassy region, would have been instigator of the murder of the journalist Vadym Komarov . On July 16, the Cherkasy police has identified a person who eventually could have been involved in the murder of journalist Vadim Komarov. IMI informed on June 20th, Vadym Komarov, Cherkassy investigative journalist, victim of brutal assault who stayed in coma, died. As IMI informed, on May 4th in Cherkassy, some unknown person beat Vadym Komarov, local journalist and video blogger, who investigated facts of corruption in municipal council, illegal real estate development and condition of penitentiary establishment. Komarov was sent to the hospital, he was in a critical condition, as he got an open cranio-cerebral trauma.
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