The wanted: Zaurbek Botabayev and Sayan Khairov. Photo courtesy: the RoK MIA
Police manhunt for the suspects in the mass killings in the Ili-Alatau National Park of Almaty Oblast is followed by sending wanted bulletins to the neighboring countries, said Kazakh Minister of Internal Affairs Kalmukhanbet Kassymov on the sidelines of the Senate's plenary session.
To recall, on August 13-14, eleven people were found dead in the national park. Among them were a famous forest ranger Panaiot Zakharopulo, his family members and the park's staff members. Six of them had died from stab wounds. The rest five bodies were discovered in a burnt down house of other forest ranger located 25km away from Zakharopulo's within the same national park. Not far from the crime scene there were two vehicles with blood stains inside. One of the cars belonged to Zakharopulo's son, whose location is unknown at the moment. Currently he is in the missing list. In late August, police reported the discovery of a 12th victim of the massacre. A forest ranger of the neighboring section has been detained in relation to the case.
According to investigation's version, the extremists eliminated on 17 August in the Tan Horticultural Society in Almaty Oblast were involved in the August 13-14 killings.
"We haven't arrested the wanted yet. We are taking all the required measures and we have briefed all our forces, all our neighbors and other force structures," said Minister.
WKT citing IA Novosti-Kazakhstan