Russian pensioner burned down the market during an unsuccessful cleansing ritual

In Kamchatka, a pensioner burned down a market during a ceremony and caused damage worth 52 million rubles.

In Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, a 71-year-old pensioner who set a fire on a market during a cleansing ceremony will be put on trial. On Wednesday, December 8, the Prosecutor's Office of the Kamchatka Territory reported this to

According to the investigation, in early January 2020, a woman worked as a seller in a market on 50 Let Oktyabrya Street. There, the woman decided to conduct two rituals: to cleanse the pavilion and to good trade. For a magical ritual, the woman lit a church candle. As a result, there was a fire in the market. Through the fault of the pensioner, property worth more than 52 million rubles was burned. At the time of the incident, investigators believe she was in a state of alcoholic intoxication.

A case was initiated against the woman under article 168 (“Destruction and damage of other people's property on a large scale, committed by careless handling of fire”) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. The accused pleaded not guilty, saying that she did not remember the details of the incident. The case was sent to the magistrate's court for consideration on the merits.



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