“Narodnaya Volya” Journalist Died Of Traumatic Brain Injury 17:21, 19/10/2005
A string correspondent of the independent newspaper “Narodnaya Volya” Vasil Hrodnikau died of a traumatic brain injury. The BelaPAN was informed about that by the department of medicolegal investigation of Minsk regional clinical hospital. As said by the duty doctor, he died a day or two ago. The doctors’ opinion is to be sent to the prosecutor’s office of Minsk region, which is in charge of this case.
The brother of Mikalay Hrodnkiau said that it was stated in the official document that V.Hrodnikau died if a brain injury caused by blunt object trauma. M.Hrodnikau refused to comment on possible caused of the death before the official results of the investigation by the prosecutor’s office.
V.Hrodnikau (born in 1938) was found dead on October 18 in the morning in his private house in Zaslaul, Minsk region. As told by the niece of the deceased, Natallya Hrodnikava, at 10.20 a.m. he was found by his brother. The head of V.Hrodnikau was covered with clotted blood. There were blood stains on the wallpaper; a stool was broken. As said by the niece, the house was locked on the inside, windows were undamaged, no traces of housebreaking were found, no values had been stolen.