Vera Pekhteleva, 23, was found dead, strangled with an iron cable, after the three-and-a-half-hour attack.
Police ignored seven calls as a woman was brutally beaten, allegedly by her ex-boyfriend[/caption]
Vera Pekhteleva was “tortured” for three and a half hours ‘by her former lover Vladislav Kanyus’[/caption]
She had gone to her former boyfriend’s flat to retrieve her belongings after breaking off their relationship.
But Vladislav Kanyus, 24, locked the door and subjected her to hours of “torture”, smashing her against the wall, and cracking her head, according to evidence in the case.
Hearing her desperate cries for help, neighbours called police – but they failed to send officers to break into the flat because it was a “domestic dispute”.
They tried to force open the door and, acting as vigilantes, eventually used a crowbar to smash their way inside in a bid to save the student.
But they found her dead, strangled with the cord of an iron.
Forensic officers detected 56 separate wounds on her body, including head wounds, cuts and fractures.
The 23-year-old had visited her former lover’s flat to retrieve her belongings[/caption]
But Vladislav Kanyus, 24, allegedly locked the door and attacked her[/caption]
Her mother, Oksana Pekhteleva, is leading to criminal action against two police officers – Major Mikhail Balashov and Captain Dmitry Taritsyn – who are being investigated following failures in the case.
She complained the indictment specifies that her daughter was “hit four times and strangled” when there is forensic evidence of 56 separate wounds.
And the “torture and mocking” over three-and-a-half hours “is not taken into account at all”.
Russian singer Valeriya has called for tougher domestic violence charges[/caption]
Vera’s mother is leading to criminal action against two police officers accused of “negligence”[/caption]
Prominent campaigner against domestic and sexual abuse, Alena Popova, warned: “The (alleged) killer can get a short sentence, and even win freedom on parole.
“The police officers, too, may avoid fair punishment and get off with just a fine for negligence.”
She accused the Russian state of “defending the interests of the killer and the police”.
“The state continues to view domestic violence not as a crime, but as a centuries-old tradition in the Russian family, in which it should not interfere.
“As a result, the state stands on the sidelines and waits for the next corpse to be picked up.”
Vera was found dead, strangled with the cable of an iron[/caption]
Campaigner against domestic and sexual abuse, Alena Popova, says “this case requires widespread publicity”[/caption]
She urged: “This case requires widespread publicity.
“The (alleged) murderer should not be allowed to get away with a short sentence, and the police – with a fine.”
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Valeriya reposted Popova’s demand, gaining 100,000 likes.
She had been due to graduate from a local university when she died.