MOSCOW, September 17 (RIA Novosti) – A woman has been hospitalized with severe injuries following a brutal beating by a group of female attackers, some of whom were underage, the Moscow Region Investigative Committee said Tuesday.
Investigators said that on September 10, at about 10 p.m., “a group of eight young women, four of them underage, beat up a 21-year-old woman who has a disability. The attackers humiliated and insulted her, and filmed the attack on a cell phone.”
The woman was hospitalized early on September 11, with head and stomach injuries and a ruptured spleen that doctors had to remove, the statement said.
An investigation is under way into the incident, which has been classed as premeditated aggravated assault, an offense that carries a maximum sentence of 12 years in prison.
One of the suspected female attackers was detained on Tuesday, a regional Investigative Committee spokeswoman, Irina Gumennaya, told RIA Novosti.
Updates with suspect’s detention in last paragraph.