VOLOGRAD, Russia (Hetq)–Two Azerbaijani men have been arrested in the Russian city of Volgorad for the brutal murder of an Armenian national who they burned alive, the Pervaya Gazeta newspaper reported on Friday.
According to Pervaya, the alleged murderers, first savagely beat and then set fire to a 33 year-old Armenian by dousing him with gasoline.
According to Prosecutor Mikhayil Fomenko, the victim met the two Azerbaijanis when they approached him for cigarettes. Later, they suggested he join them for drinks by Volga river. An argument erupted while by the river and the two men brutally beat the victim, doused him with gasoline and set him on fire.
Fomenko said the suspects told investigators that they could not remember what sparked the argument.
Passersby found the body of the victim, burnt but still alive. He was rushed to a nearby burn center where he died.
The two alleged killers have been arrested and face up to 12 years imprisonment if found guilty.