30 August 2012, 12:29
Two women killed in Kazan, killer writes "Free Pussy Riot" in blood (updated)
Moscow, August 30, Interfax - An elderly woman and her daughter were murdered at their home in Kazan, the Russian Investigative Committee told Interfax.
"A "Free Pussy Riot" writing was made on the apartment wall, presumably, in blood," it said.
The committee said the women were 76 and 38 years of age.
The Tatarstan department of the Russian Investigative Committee opened a criminal case on the counts of murder of two or more people (Part 2, Article 105 of the Russian Criminal Code).
The detectives said the women lived together.
"That was a normal family. Judging by tentative information, the murder was committed in the period from August 24 to 26, 2012, and the women were stabbed to death," the committee said.
Investigative procedures are taking place to learn details of the crime, to identify the killers and to reveal their motives.
The Tatarstan Interior Ministry said the women were killed at 68, Fucik Street in Kazan. The police were informed about two bodies of women, born in 1936 and 1974, with stab wounds at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
"The police detail, which came to the apartment, saw that the women were stabbed," the report said.
Detectives and forensic experts started investigation on the crime scene.