On October 18 Andrei Slesarev – the 47 y.o. resident of Novosibirsk – was celebrating his birthday.
On October 19 he died in the city hospital from burns of over 50% of his body surface.
Translated from LifeNews.ru:
The shocking incident took place in Novosibirsk. Man arrested for a brawl suffered serious burns while sitting handcuffed inside the police car. Later he died in hospital.
Andrei Slesarev was arrested during the celebration of his birthday. He got drunk and raised hell at home. His family called the police and the local police patrol detained the brawler.
However, few hours later the family of Slesarev received bad news – the man died in the burn intensive care unit of the city hospital. The cause of death was absolutely incomprehesible.
- The car dashboard caught fire while my father was inside. We were told that he had burns over 60 percent of his body, – says Slesarev’s daughter Nadezhda.
Most likely it happened due to a short circuit. When the cops arrived and saw the flaming car, they called firefighters who extinguished the fire. Only then they managed to get out the burnt man.
Patrol staff claims that the detainee was left locked in a car for only 15 minutes.
- Policemen said that they took Slesarev from his home address and were transporting him to the police station. On their way they received another emergency call to handle, – told investigators to LifeNews. – When they returned, the car was burning. They tried to extinguish it while Andrei was locked inside rolling in pain.
Slesarev was taken to the burn center. He had burns on 55 percent of his body surface and burns of the respiratory tract. Few hours later he died in the hospital.
- Mom called the police at night, because father was brawling a bit, – says the crying daughter of the deceased, Nadezhda. – He was arrested and taken away. And just this morning we learned that he perished in the fire. The circumstances were not specified. My mother is on the verge of a nervous breakdown, she blames herself for what has happened.
Ministry of Internal Affairs will investigate the actions of the police.
- According to the results of investigation, the relevant measures will be taken in regards of the officers responsible for this accident, up to dismissal from police, – commented from the press center of the Ministry.
Comments of Russian netizens
alex_from_kiev: No more scandals now, huh.Теперь не поскандалит, чо.
esirnus: Very competent version of the police. Only the autopsy and expert assessment of the car can shed light on the truth. But nobody will do it.Очень грамотная версия от полицейских. Только вскрытие тела и экспертная оценка сгоревшей машины могут пролить свет на истину. Но врядли этим будут заниматься.
eisenberg: Police report will be the following: ”The citizen walked in the street. He saw the burning police car. He got inside and burned.”Объяснительная записка этих полицейских будет выглядеть так: ‘Шёл гражданин по городу. Видит – горит полицейская машина. Сел в неё и сгорел.’
milla_nepal: Maybe the man tried to smoke, but was drunk and dropped the cigarette or carelessly ignited something with the lighter - even his own coat, for example?Может мужик курить пытался,да пьяный был сигарету уронил или зажигалкой неосторожно что нибудь подпалил,да хотя бы одежду на себе ?
Виктор: That’s fate. Payment for drinking, debauchery, abuse of family members. It didn’t happen just for nothing. The effect of boomerang.Судьба. Плата за пьянки, дебош, издевательства над родственниками. Это не просто так. Эффект бумеранга.
валерий: In patrol cars one man (generally driver) must always be in the car or near the car.. they possibly had a call to drink beer.в ДПС один ( в основном водила ) должен оставаться у машины или в машине.. вернее пошли на вызов пивка хватануть
camel11 (replying to the above): She will find another one like him.такого же себе найдет
romamerican: And if the cops would stay with this drunkard while at the same time there was an emergency call for some murder or rape – again, the cops would be blamed. Leave the cops alone – they did everything right.а если б менты остались с дебоширом- а в это время по второму вызову случилось бы убийство или изнасилование–снова менты бы были виноваты.Оставьте ментов в покое-действовали правильно.