Russian man killed, cemented in drum

Last updated 08:41 19/02/2013

Relevant offers

World

Obama says Iran must halt nuclear work for a decade India's health programs dented Cameron says child sex abuse to be classified 'national threat' Bali duo set to face firing squad this week Tamir Rice case: Cleveland mayor apologises after city claims 12-year-old to blame for his own police shooting death Study determines 'normal' range for size Qld govt appeals sexting mum's punishment Independent reviews for all police shootings: White House Duang, what does it mean? Obama wants US Cuban embassy in April

Authorities say the body of a Russian local lawmaker has been found cemented in a barrel. Another politician has been accused of ordering the killing over an US$80 million (NZ$94m) debt.

Mikhail Pakhomov, 37, went missing last week. He was a member of the local legislature in Lipetsk, a city some 350 kilometres south of Moscow, and was last seen when three unidentified men pushed him into a car and drove away.

Russia's Investigative Committee says several suspects were detained in the case, and that authorities found Pakhomov's badly beaten body in a barrel of cement in a garage.

The committee says Yevgeny Kharitonov, a former provincial official, is being held on suspicion of ordering the killing of Pakhomov, allegedly over the $80 million debt.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content