Tsarnaev acquaintance's father awaits permission to take son's body
MOSCOW, May 30 (RAPSI) - The father of Ibragim Todashev, a man allegedly connected with Boston Marathon bombers who was shot and killed by FBI agents, has submitted documents to the US Embassy to get permission to travel to the US and take his son's body.
"My first aim is to go to the United States to take my son's body. Today, I went to the US Embassy together with my brother. We both want to go. We have submitted our documents," Abdulbaki Todashev told journalists at a news conference at RIA Novosti.
"My son's body has already been given to friends in America," Todashev said, adding that they took a photo of the body where six bullet marks can be seen, one on the back of his head.
Todashev said the US Embassy promised to let them know the results of their visa applications by 3 p.m. Friday.
Chechen-born Ibragim Todashev, who the media believes was a connection of the Tsarnaev brothers, was shot and killed by FBI agents in Florida. Prior to the incident, FBI agents and Massachusetts police officers were interviewing Todashev in connection with the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings, supposedly set off by the Tsarnaev brothers, and with a triple slaying in Massachusetts in September 2011, where unidentified individuals murdered three men, one of whom was Brendan Mess, a friend of Tsarnaev.
According to an FBI report published on Wednesday, Todashev was shot by FBI agents during questioning after he attacked an FBI agent. Media reports say Todashev was unarmed.