Investigative Committee asks to arrest the suspect in the case of family poisoning with watermelon in Moscow

Investigative Committee asks to arrest the suspect in the case of family poisoning with watermelon in Moscow

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The investigation asked the court to arrest an employee who carried out disinsection at the Magnit store in Moscow, after which a 61-year-old woman and her 15-year-old granddaughter were poisoned with a watermelon.

As the representative of the main investigation department of the Investigative Committee for Moscow told TASS Julia Ivanova, the investigators petitioned the Presnensky Court to send the 39-year-old suspect into custody.

As the website kp.ru wrote, the woman and her granddaughter died after consuming a watermelon, which, presumably, got pest control substances. The teenage girl’s mom survived and is still in the hospital.

Traces of ethylene glycol, a colorless and odorless technical liquid, used in particular as antifreeze, were found in the blood of the victims. The substance is extremely dangerous for humans and threatens with poisoning, as a result of which multiple organ failure may develop, often leading to death.

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