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Police arrest 16 year old boy after man's beheaded body found in park

By The Siberian Times reporter
28 October 2016

WARNING graphic content. Gruesome killing was in a dispute 'over a girl', say police sources.

Police have arrested 16 year old Nikita Rasskazov on suspicion of killing Shustov. Picture: The Siberian Times 

The beheaded body of Artyom Shustov, 19, was found early today in bushes in Komsomolsk-on-Amur in the Russian Far East. His head was severed with a kitchen knife, according to police. 

Police have arrested 16 year old Nikita Rasskazov on suspicion of killing his love rival Shustov, said a source in the Investigative Committee, equivalent of the FBI.

The detained youth confessed to first killing the man, then using a kitchen knife to sever his head, which he threw in the Amur River. 

Police arrest 16 year old boy after man's beheaded body found in park


Police arrest 16 year old boy after man's beheaded body found in park
Gruesome murder in Komsomolsk-on-Amur. Picture: DVhab


'We detained an acquaintance of the victim who said that he first killed and then beheaded the victim because of jealousy', a police source told Life.ru

The girl over whom the pair was allegedly in dispute was not named. 

The body was found in Zheleznodorozhnikov (Railway Workers) Park, around 100 metres from the entrance. 

'It was dragged for about ten metres to be hidden into the bushes, the trace is quite visible,' said a witness.

Police arrest 16 year old boy after man's beheaded body found in park


Police arrest 16 year old boy after man's beheaded body found in park
The crime scene. Pictures: DVhab


'There was no blood next to the victim, but papers covered in blood were nearby,' the witness said. 'The body looked very white, as if the head was cut off elsewhere before it was dragged and thrown here.'

'His fingers were covered with multiple cuts. Perhaps he was trying to protect himself with his hands or fighting the attacker, or both.'

A rose flower tattoo was on the dead man's chest. 

Police arrest 16 year old boy after man's beheaded body found in park
Police have arrested 16 year old Nikita Rasskazov (pictured). Picture: The Siberian Times 


A friend of Artyom's said: 'He had no enemies, he was never into drugs or anything like that. He smoked but that was just usual tobacco. 

'Lately he got a bit taken by Jehovah's witnesses and was seen visiting their praying house. 

'However, that didn't lead to any deviations in his behaviour. The only change I noticed was positive in that he stopped using swear words.'

A friend had seen Shustov at around 8pm on Thursday with a group of male friends, but there was 'nothing suspicious' in their behaviour. 

Body of Artyom Shustov, 19, was discovered early in the morning

Police arrest 16 year old boy after man's beheaded body found in park


Police arrest 16 year old boy after man's beheaded body found in park


Police arrest 16 year old boy after man's beheaded body found in park


Police arrest 16 year old boy after man's beheaded body found in park

Comments (3)

Rest in peace buddy, from the UK. You didn't deserve that. Also if this family ever see this comment my feelings are with you all. I used to think that Russia was improving in its safety and I've always wanted to visit.
Jordy, England, UK
19/11/2018 01:21
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may he rest in peace https://www.everipedia.com/artyom-shustov-komsomolsk-on-amur/
Larissa McClain, New York, New York
04/11/2016 09:52
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Should've used those guns to fight back.
Jesus Christ, Mexico City
03/11/2016 21:35
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