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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Boy Killed in Ukraine




KIEV -- Police in Ukraine detained four teenagers on suspicion of strangling a 7-year-old boy after failing to get $7,000 in ransom from his parents, a newspaper said Tuesday.


"After failing to get the ransom they demanded, the kidnappers strangled the child with tape," Yaroslav Korytniuk, police spokesman in the southern region of Odessa, told the daily Fakty.


He said the suspects hid the body in a cellar of a house under construction.


Korytniuk described the suspects, whose names were not released, as a 19-year-old medical student and three 16-year-old pupils of vocational colleges in the town of Bilhrad-Dnestrovskyi, according to Fakty.