Army hazing victim dies
August 29, 2007
MOSCOW: A Russian army conscript who was beaten by two drunken officers and left overnight in a dog kennel has died of his injuries, the Defence Ministry said. Sergei Sinkonen died in a military hospital of injuries inflicted two weeks ago, a ministry officer said.
The two officers were under investigation. The conscript and his companion had interrupted the officers celebrating a wedding near their unit in north-west Russia.
The officers thought the conscripts had fled and beat them with belts, striking Sinkonen on the head. He was put in a kennel with guard dogs, where he was found the next day.