The head of a village in Buryatia was shot with a hunting rifle


The head of a village in Buryatia was shot with a hunting rifle

On April 21, at night in the village of Tunka in Buryatia, the head of the administration died. Investigators are conducting an investigation, interviewing neighbors and administration employees to find out the circumstances of the incident.
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In the Tunkinsky district of Buryatia, Taisiya Leontyeva, the head of the village of Tunka, who was 40 years old, was shot dead at night. Investigators are working at the scene of the incident and are taking all necessary measures to investigate a resonant event for this locality.

Tunka is a small village located in the Tunkinsky district of Buryatia, southwest of Irkutsk, in the Tunkinskaya Valley. Its population is about two thousand people. Historically known as a place of exile for political prisoners, including Józef Piłsudski. In the same valley there is an advanced instrument for studying the physics of telescopes and astronomy called “Tunka” (TAIGA).

According to preliminary data, this incident is not related to her professional activities. A woman, born in 1984, was shot and killed by her husband, who shot her in the head with a hunting rifle. The incident took place in the house where the family lived.

On the morning of April 21, in one of the areas of the Tunkinsky district, the body of the head of the village of Tunka was discovered with a wound from a gunshot to the head. The main suspect is the husband of a 40-year-old woman. This was reported by the Investigative Committee of Russia for the Republic of Buryatia.

According to the investigation, the Siberian woman quarreled with her husband over domestic issues at night. The man, without hesitation, grabbed the gun and shot his wife. As a result of the incident, the woman died at the scene.
According to a survey of witnesses, the evening before the tragedy, the couple returned home after visiting, and then a long conflict began. According to preliminary reports, the woman then went to bed, and the husband later took a gun and shot her. After this, Leontyeva died at the scene of the crime.

After committing this act, the husband made an unsuccessful attempt to commit suicide. The suspect is currently in hospital. The reasons for the conflict remain unknown at this time. The criminal case is in the process of investigation, where all the circumstances of the incident are being investigated.


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