Kazakh officials revealed the reasons of mass brawl in Karaganda which involved ethnic Armenians.
Fourteen people, among them the visitors of “Ancient Rome” restaurant as well as owners and the staff, were involved in a scuffle, deputy minister of internal affairs Zhanay Suleymanov said.
“There were around 400 people in the restaurant, the owners included. At 4 a.m. the owners said that the restaurant is closing. This was a reason for the argument which turned into a scuffle,” he said.
According to official data, four people sustained stab wounds during the incident, one of them was killed, Tengrinews.kz reported.
“The visitors who were inside were pushed out of the restaurant. They called their friends, and over dozen of people came and started breaking into the restaurant. The owners and the staff had to take measures. This was the reason for a mass brawl,” he said.
The man killed was not in a restaurant at the moment when the argument broke out. He came upon the request of his friends. Eight people have been detained and arrested on suspicion of hooliganism and murder of a 23-year-old man. A search warrant has been issued for one of the suspects.