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Murderer of 32 women detained in Tatarstan

15:35, 01 December 2020
Murderer of 32 women detained in Tatarstan Photo: Sergey Bulkin/NEWS.ru

The Volga maniac, responsible for the murder of 32 women, has been detained in Tatarstan. The local police managed to catch the criminal on a tip from the federal center. He turned out to be 38-year-old Radik Tagirov.


Tagirov began his crimes in 2011 in Kazan, Tatarstan, where he attacked nine women within six months. One of them managed to survive, but she could not identify the maniac because she was blind.

Then he continued his series of murders in Tatarstan, Mari El, Udmurtia, Chuvashia republics of the Russian Federation, as well as in the cities of Nizhny Novgorod and Perm. He chose his victims exclusively among pensioners - women aged 75 to 90 years.

According to Business Online, the maniac entered his victims' houses under the guise of housing and communal services workers, then strangled them from behind with his hands or improvised means. He also stole valuables and personal belongings of those killed, but investigators believe that stealing was not a priority for him.

In 2017, law enforcement agencies offered 3 million rubles to anyone who could assist in identifying and searching for the criminal.

Currently, the detainee is confessing his crimes.

Men commit six times more crimes per year than women, according to a study by Nikita Grudinin, associate professor at the Department of International Law of the Moscow State Linguistic University, NEWS.ru reported earlier.