Investigators see no grounds for pressing criminal charges against a Russian businessman who killed three robbers who invaded his home and attacked his family, Vladimir Markin, a spokesman for the Russian Investigative Committee, said on Wednesday.
The four attackers, armed with a baseball bat and a gun, broke into the home last Saturday of businessman Gegam Sarkisyan, who lives with his wife, an adult daughter and four underage children in the town of Bogoroditsk in Tula region, some 240 kilometers south of Moscow.
The robbers began to abuse the man’s family members, demanding valuables. Sarkisyan managed to grab a kitchen knife and fatally stab three of them. The fourth fled the scene.
The Investigative Committee opened a homicide case, but not against Sarkisyan, who was declared a victim and positioned as a witness in the case. Investigators say that the businessman acted within his rights to self-defense.
Police are currently searching for the fourth attacker. Sarkisyan and his family members have been put under police protection.