Doctor detained on negligence charges as part of Nizhny Novgorod fatal shooting case
MOSCOW, October 19 (RAPSI) – A court in Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod Region detained an addiction psychiatrist charged with negligence during medical examination of the 18-year Danila Monakhov, who had allegedly shot 3 people dead and later killed himself, according to the Investigative Committee’s press service.
Investigators claim that this July the accused insufficiently examined Monakhov due to unconscientious attitude to his duties and failed to detect mental instability disturbances in behavior of the young man be incompatible with weapon possession. The doctor pled not guilty.
According to the investigation, the defendant’s decision had legal consequences. Based on his conclusions, a National Guard’s unit gave Monakhov a hunting firearm acquisition license.
Investigators revealed that in February 2019 teachers of a school where Monakhov was educated found negative content on his social media page that afforded grounds to suspect him being adhered to destructive movements. Moreover, he was followed by a doctor over his depressed mood. However, later, he could freely receive a firearm permit, the statement reads.
According to the investigation, on October 12, the suspect fired shots at residents of one of the Nizhny Novgorod villages without rhyme or reason. Three men died of injuries; three women including Monakhov’s grandmother were taken to a hospital. The suspect later killed himself.