Jun 22 2010
As 5-year-old Viktor Shemyakin played in a sandpit with his friends, the Muslim man strolled up to the boy and pointed to a tree saying: “Look, there is a bird up there.” When the boy glanced upward the man plunged a knife into his throat, Pravda said.
The June 18 killing has threatened to ignite tension in the town of Dneprovka, in Ukraine’s Crimea region, after it emerged that the 27-year-old knifeman was a suspected Muslim fanatic, the Russian online newspaper reported.
The victim’s three-year-old sister Lena Shemyakina and her five-year-old friend were among a group of young children who witnessed the attack. Viktor’s mother, named only as Angelina, heard their screams and ran out of the house to find her child lying in a pool of blood.
Police arrested the prime suspect, named by Pravda as Server Ibragimov, three hours later at his parents’ house, where he was reportedly hiding in the attic. The man screamed Allahu Akbar (Arabic for ‘God is great’) when killing the boy,” said a shocked local. “The kid was slaughtered like a goat.” HERALD SUN H/T/ Susan