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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Chechen Boy Fatally Stabbed

Police are searching for the killers of Kazbek Dadakhanov, 17, a Chechen who was fatally stabbed outside the Rechnoi Vokzal metro station.

Dadakhanov, a student at the Plekhanov Institute, was on his way home from judo training with his cousin when he was involved in an altercation with two men on the escalator as they were leaving the northern Moscow metro station, Kommersant reported.

Dadakhanov, a relative of former Grozny Mayor Bislan Gantamirov, was stabbed in the heart and died on the spot.

"I'm in shock," said Kazbek's father, Murat Dadakhanov. "I can't even imagine why my son was killed. He only cared about sports and studying."

Police have issued composite sketches of the suspects.

"There was no ethnic motive in this murder," a source involved in the investigation said, Interfax reported. "The murder was committed in a drunken fight."

In May, Artur Sadaryan, 19, an ethnic Armenian, was stabbed to death on a suburban Moscow train.

The month before, Vigen Abramyan, 17, also an ethnic Armenian, was fatally stabbed at the Pushkinskaya metro station.

No one has been convicted of either crimes.