MOSCOW NEWS, Russia
April 21 2004
Skinheads Torch 10-year Old in North Russia
A 10-year-old Armenian boy has been set on fire as a result of an
apparent racist attack in the northern Russian city of Kostroma, the
Regions.ru web-site reports. The local police believe that the boy
fell victim to skinheads.
Eyewitnesses have told the police that two friends, aged 10 and 11
had dropped into a grocery store after classes. A group of youths was
apparently waiting for them outside. As the boys came out of the
shop, the attackers splashed gasoline over one of them and set him on
Luckily, some passers-by helped the boy and quickly extinguished the
fire. He was then rushed to hospital. Doctors said the boy had burns
to his face and hands.
The attackers fled the scene. The local police reported that they
looked like skinheads. The fact that the victim was Armenian also
suggests the attack may have been racist, the police say.
From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress