Report: Russian scientist behind covid-19 sputnik V vaccine strangled to death with belt
A murder investigation has been inquest after a Russian scientist who was among the top scientist in developing the Sputnik V vaccine was found dead.
Andrey Botikov was part of a team of 18 scientists who developed the coronavirus vaccine in 2020. According to the reports, Andrey Botikov was found strangled to death with a belt in his Moscow apartment.
Also, the report informed that It has been reported that an intruder broke into his home and started arguing with him about money.
A 29-year-old man has since been arrested and charged with murder after the Investigative Committee of Russia claimed to have caught the suspect in “the shortest possible time” as he fled the scene.
The Daily Mail reports that the defendant, who has already been prosecuted in relation to another “serious” crime, confessed to the killing during an interrogation.
Reports in the Russian media named the suspect as Alexei Z and said he had served a 10-year prison sentence for providing sex services.