Scientist Andrey Botikov who made Corona vaccine killed in Russia, got award from Putin2 min read
The body of Andrey Botikov, who helped create the Sputnik V vaccine, was recovered
For his work Botikov was awarded the Order of Merit for the Fatherland award.
Law enforcement agencies said the murder was a domestic crime and was the result of a personal dispute
moscow, The body of Andrey Botikov, one of the scientists who helped create the Russian Kovid-19 vaccine Sputnik V, was recovered from his apartment. According to a report by news agency PTI, Botikov was strangled to death with a belt. Police arrested a suspect in connection with the murder. Russian news agency TASS quoted the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation as saying that Mr. Botikov, 47, who worked as a senior researcher at the Gamaleya National Research Center for Ecology and Mathematics, was found dead in his apartment on Thursday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin honored the virologist with the Order of Merit for the Fatherland Award in 2021 for his work on the COVID-19 vaccine. According to reports, Botikov was one of the 18 scientists who developed the Sputnik V vaccine in 2020. On the other hand, while giving the information of the criminal, the police officials said that a 29-year-old youth strangled Botikov with a belt during the argument and fled. Law enforcement agencies said that the murder was a domestic crime and was the result of a personal dispute.
The Federal Investigation Agency said in a statement that soon after Botikov’s body was found, the suspect was arrested (Accused Arrested). The investigation committee said that the location of the attacker was tracked within a short time. During interrogation, he confessed to the charges. Let us tell you that the accused has a criminal record in the past as he was tried for a serious crime. At present, after arresting him, he will be produced in the court.
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Tags: covid 19, murder, Russia, Scientist, vaccine
FIRST PUBLISHED : March 04, 2023, 16:54 IST