The loud story, heard in a video message from a famous blogger, about an alleged attack by foreign citizens on a 12-year-old schoolboy in Chelyabinsk turned out to be fiction. URA.RU was told about this by the press service of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the Chelyabinsk Region
“Despite the fact that the blogger’s video message did not contain information about the place and time of the crime, operatives of the regional police headquarters quickly took action and established that the woman and her son referred to in the message were at home. No illegal acts were committed against them,” the department explained. It turned out that the story was invented by the ex-husband of the boy’s mother, who told it while intoxicated.
The story itself was published in a telegram channel positioning itself as anti-migrant. Allegedly, two foreigners attacked a schoolboy in Chelyabinsk, beat him and then killed him. The boy’s mother, according to the blogger, committed suicide, and his father needs psychological help. According to the police, the authors of the channel did not check the accuracy of the information and disseminated fake news, which not only misled people, but also cast a shadow on the authorities, which allegedly hush up the problem of rising crime in the region.