The death of an 11-year-old boy in the village of Oak Grove near Ramenskoye in the Moscow region is reported by the Rise Telegram channel. Eyewitnesses said that the children were playing near the shed and probably locked it from the outside, after which the building caught fire. Rescuers were called by neighbors walking with strollers:
“According to the girl who called the rescuers, they walked past this place with strollers and saw children rushing about in a panic, who kept saying that a boy was on fire there. Men also passed by, who tried to put out the fire and pull out the child, but did not have time to do anything. There were a bunch of crying children, who all unanimously repeated that he had set himself on fire. Within a few minutes, these children were taken away by their parents.”
The name of the dead boy was Albert. It is reported that he was an only child in the family, studied well, practiced judo and had sports awards. Flowers and toys are brought to the scene of the tragedy.
The Main Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee for the Moscow Region reported that a criminal case had been initiated into the fact of the incident. According to the department, during the quarrel, the teenagers locked the child in the barn, closing the door with a bolt and nailing it, then a fire broke out, “according to preliminary data from experts, inside the building.” It is noted that investigators are working with the children who were at the scene of the incident. “Mobile devices were seized from children, an order was sent to the body of inquiry to collect characterizing material and identify additional eyewitnesses of the incident,” the regional Investigative Committee reported.
In fact, the Ramenskaya city prosecutor’s office organized an investigation.
The Ministry of Emergency Situations reported that less than half an hour had passed from the moment the information about the fire was received by the duty officer until the fire was extinguished. Officials are also investigating the cause of the fire.
“It was not a game”
Telegram channel 112, citing law enforcement agencies, reported that the teenagers probably decided to play a trick on Albert, locked him in a barn, and later set him on fire . According to the channel, four teenagers are being checked for involvement in the tragedy. With reference to eyewitnesses, 112 writes that shortly after the fire, there were two 13-year-old boys, a girl “who is involved in the case as a witness” and another teenager who claims that “he was forced and threatened to be also locked in a shed” near the building. . It is noted that the children, after they locked Albert in the building, bought ignition and set fire to the barn.
Telegram channel “Caution, Moscow” spoke with the boy’s coach. He said that what happened may be due to a long-standing conflict between children:
“As I was told, it was a long-standing conflict. The guy didn’t set himself on fire. He could not set himself on fire, he studied perfectly, he was responsive and decent. Almost three years of training, he proved to be excellent, won competitions, did not use anything. As I was told, there was a fight, it was not a game, he was deliberately beaten and set on fire. The guys were older than him by two years.
The parents of the deceased want to bury him in Orenburg, from where the family moved to the Moscow region. Residents of Ramenskoye opened a fundraiser to help the family.