VELIKY NOVGOROD, November 6 (RIA Novosti) – Two women in the town of Okulovka in northwestern Russia's Novgorod Region are charged with killing their female friend on suspicion that she was the source of their lice infestation, the Investigative Committee’s regional department reported on Tuesday.
“The defendants, aged 21 and 23, kicked and punched their 22-year-old female acquaintance, after which they took her to a field where they continued the beating. The woman died on the spot,” the department said.
The defendants were charged with “intentional infliction of grievous bodily harm that resulted in the death of the victim” and face up to 15 years in a penal colony.
It was not immediately clear whether the defendants pleaded guilty.
An investigation is underway.