On Monday, February 5, a Moscow court dropped a criminal case against migrant worker Bakhrom Khurramov, accused of attacking a 12-year-old boy, due to the parties’ reconciliation. The street cleaner was freed in the courtroom.
Thirty-five-year-old Khurramov was arrested in southwestern Moscow in early January on suspicion of attacking Khoteyev with a broken shovel handle and leaving the boy with a concussion and broken jaw after Khoteyev and several friends allegedly threw a snowball at Khurramov.
However, after Khuramov's arrest, residents of the neighborhood in which he works penned a joint letter in support of the street sweeper, claiming the children provoked the conflict. They also gave a positive description of Khurramov's character and work ethic. It was also found out that Khoteyev and his friends had often mocked at migrant workers in the district and had complicated their work. Police also said in January they were investigating a video uncovered online that appears to show Khoteyev physically attacking another boy.
The court ruled that Khurramov hit the boy, Artyom Khoteyev, due to a feeling of dislike for him. However, later the boy's mother withdrew an application and Khurramov apologized to the boy and reimbursed for the harm he inflicted, and the parties achieved reconciliation.
Author: Julia Alieva