COLONEL WOUNDED IN GORIS SHOOTOUT LIKELY TO BE DISCHARGED IN 10-15 DAYS
June 17, 2013 | 22:18
YEREVAN. – Colonel Artak Budaghyan, who was wounded in a shootout
near the house of Armenia’s former Syunik regional governor, will
be discharged from hospital in 10-15 days, Head of the hospital Aram
Asaturyan told Armenian News-NEWS.am
He noted that after learning about the death of his brother, Budaghyan
refuses to talk to anyone and avoids speaking about the incident.
As informed earlier, shots were fired nearby Syunik governor Suren
Khachatryan’s home in Goris city, on June 2 at around 12:10am, as
a result of which one person was killed and two others sustained
gunshot wounds and were taken to Goris hospital. The person who died
was Avo Budaghyan, the former Goris mayoral candidate. The wounded
are Budaghyan’s brother Artak, and Nikolay Abrahamyan, a relative and
bodyguard of Khachatryan. Subsequently, the wounded were transferred
to capital city Yerevan.
A criminal case is launched on charges of murder and illegal carrying,
possession, and use of arms and ammunition, and the Military
Prosecutor’s Office is conducting the investigation.
Two people are arrested in connection with this incident. One of
them is the Syunik regional governor’s son, Tigran Khachatryan, 19,
and the other is the governor’s bodyguard, Zarzand Nikoghosyan.
Pursuant to his petition, Suren Khachatryan was relieved of his duties
as Governor of Syunik Region.
From: A. Papazian