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One year has passed since the murder of the four members of Armenian Kachotyan family of Georgia’s Vachiani village.

Even though the only person charged with the murder had committed suicide several months after being arrested, Georgian law enforcement agencies still continue the murder investigation, the respective criminal case has not been dropped, and others also may be involved in this murder.

Vaghinak Kachotyan, who lost his wife and three children in the murder, is not in the village and has gone to Russia. But he continues the fight to find those guilty in the murder of his wife and three children.

Nodar Akopov, who was charged with these murders, had committed suicide in prison, on August 27 of the year past.

The Kachotyan’s relatives, however, claim that Akopov could not have committed these murders all by himself, there were others with him, but they are not yet revealed.

Four members of the Kachotyan family—the 37-year-old mother as well as her 5-, 13-, and 18-year-old children—were found dead in their home in the aforesaid village in Javakheti—a predominantly-Armenian-populated part of Georgia’s southeastern Samtskhe-Javakheti Province, by their relatives, on July 10, 2016.

According to preliminary information, the assailant had killed the mother and her daughters with a blunt instrument, whereas strangled the boy to death. 

The table and chairs of the house were lying on the floor, and the house was sooty with smoke.

The father of the family, Vaghinak Kachotyan, was in Russia at the time, as a migrant worker.

To note, a Turkish-Georgian border checkpoint is nearby the said primarily-Armenian-populated village.

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