The results of the forensic medicine expert examination of the death of compulsory fixed-term serviceman Artur Ajamyan, who died at a military post of a military unit on December 2, 2019, are in, and according to the attorney of Ajamyan’s legal successor, the version of suicide of the serviceman is refuted, as reported Haiarpi Sargsyan told Armenian News-NEWS.am.
“The forensic medicine conclusion showed injuries on the body. Whereas there used to be a version that they could have been marks on the corpse, now violence has been confirmed. According to the forensic doctor, there is rough bleeding on the forehead, and he had been struck with a blunt instrument minutes before his death. This means that violence was used before the firearm injury.”
According to the attorney, this refutes the version of suicide.
“The expert examination also made it clear that Ajamyan had received the gunshot at a distance of 0.3-0.5 cm, meaning there was no fulcrum, suicide is strongly refuted.”
A criminal case has been instituted under particular articles of the Criminal Code of Armenia (attempt of murder of two or more persons) in relation to the incident during which compulsory fixed-term serviceman Artur Ajamyan received a lethal firearm injury and compulsory fixed-term serviceman Davit Melikbekyan received firearm injuries at the military post of the maintenance station of N military unit of the Defense Army of the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic) on December 2, 2019 at around 6:50 a.m. Preliminary investigation is underway.