Monday, 17 September 2012
Man slaughters his own family of five and then self in Russia
The police of the republic of Khakassia investigate the circumstances of the massacre that took place in one of the houses in the village of Podsineye, the Altai region. Six bodies with gunshot wounds were found in the house. According to preliminary information, the mass murder was committed by 43-year-old resident of Belarus, writes Life News. After the divorce, the suspect's wife came to live with her parents, and the man decided to take revenge. Having murdered his wife, children, his mother-in-law and her husband, the man committed suicide. The bodies of two children (aged four and nine) and two married couples (two of the killed were in their retirement age) were found on Monday in one of the houses of the village of Podsineye, officials said. According to investigators, the suspect, named as Pyotr Ivanshin, shot dead his 38-year-old wife, Tatiana Ivanshin, and their children from a 12-mm caliber rifle. Afterwards, he shot the 67-year-old father-in-law and 66-year old mother-in-law. The elderly man died at the scene, whereas his wife died a few hours later at hospital. "After that, the suspect threw $5,000 and 40,000 rubles ($1,500), as well as a suicide note over the fence to his neighbor. In the note, he asked his neighbors to bury everyone with that money," - said a press release. Then, the man entered the children's room and shot himself. According to preliminary data, the offender made six shots in total. The killed pensioners Nina and Anatoly Gusev had been living in the village for a long time. A few years ago, their daughter Tatiana Ivanshin with her two sons - Maxim and Vladislav - returned to them from Belarus, where she lived with her husband. A criminal case was opened under Part 2 of Article 105 of the Criminal Code (murder of two or more persons, including minors, known to be in a helpless state).