KIROV, February 7 (RIA Novosti) - A resident of central Russia’s Kirov Region has been detained on suspicion of killing a woman for refusing to give him empty bottles, the Investigative Committee said on Thursday.
The incident took place on Monday, when a 22-year-old resident in the village of Nizhnyaya Toima, in a state of alcoholic intoxication, came to the house of a female villager, 51, and asked her for some water.
As the woman brought him water, the man demanded that she also give him some empty bottles, apparently so he could claim a cash refund for recycling them.
“When she refused, the young man grabbed a knife and stabbed the woman several times. She died of her injuries at the scene,” the Investigative Committee said.
A criminal case has been opened.
The man is facing up to 15 years in prison if convicted.
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