Two migrants killed during a mass brawl in Chekhov near Moscow on the night of August 1 were citizens of Tajikistan. Earlier, Russian media, citing law enforcement agencies, reported that as a result of a mass brawl between migrants, two people were stabbed and died on the spot.
On August 2, the Embassy of Tajikistan in Russia told Radio Ozodi that 10 citizens of Tajikistan participated in this mass brawl, two of them were killed, two suspects were wanted, the rest were detained by the investigative committee for the Moscow region.
“The Embassy has been informed about the mass brawl that took place in Chekhov, Moscow Region. To clarify the details of what happened, a working group from among the employees was sent to the scene,» the embassy said.
According to available information, the conflict arose between the natives of Khatlon region and Fayzabad district. As a result of the conflict, two natives of Faizabad died: Daler Tagoyzoda, a 28-year-old resident of Fatkhobod village, and Daler Yusufzoda, a 31-year-old resident of Muminobod village.
Navruz Nuriddinov, head of the 30th Anniversary of Independence Jamoat of the Fayzabad District, confirmed on August 2 to Radio Ozodi a report about the murder of two residents of this Jamoat. According to him, the bodies of the dead should be delivered to their homeland on Thursday.
“So far, only the fathers of the deceased have been informed about the tragedy, their mothers do not yet know the whole truth,” the source added. He said that both of those killed had families, children, and they left for Russia in search of work.
Earlier, Russian media reported that one of the victims was beaten the day before in an “ethnic cafe” near the Karnaval shopping center. He gathered acquaintances to take revenge, but in the end, he himself was killed in a mass brawl.
The regional department of the Investigative Committee for the Moscow Region opened a murder case, and a search is underway for suspects in the murder.
There is not much information about the suspects. On August 1, the brother of one of the suspects in the murder of two migrants told Radio Ozodi that there was no news of his brother after the incident, and his brother’s phone was turned off.
“When this happened, he called me and said, brother, I have committed a sin, forgive me. He didn’t say anything else, and his phone is now switched off. I don’t know what happened there, because I live and work in another city in Russia,” the source said.
Conflicts between migrants in Russia are frequent. Two months ago, on June 12, two people died in a showdown between Tajik migrants in Yekaterinburg.
Hundreds of thousands of Tajiks leave for Russia to work. Every year, hundreds of them die due to illness, accidents and other accidents.
Source : Радио Озоди