The Embassy of Tajikistan in Moscow has kept under control the brutal killing of a 26-year-old Tajik national Emomali Davlatov that took place in St. Petersburg on January 23, the Tajik Embassy says on its Facebook page.  

Tajikistan’s diplomatic mission has reportedly sent an official note to the relevant agencies of the Russian Federation to clarify the details of the incident.

“The case is being considered seriously and h law enforcement agencies of Russia are taking efforts to carry out a fair investigation in accordance with the law,” says a statement posted on the Embassy’s Facebook.  

Russia media reports say the body of the Tajik national who had worked as taxi driver was found in the territory of Pulokovo Airport in St. Petersburg.

Citing its sources, Interfax reported on January 24 that there were several stab wounds on the body of the man, including in the area of the throat and the occiput. 

The body of the man was reportedly found the night before in a Volkswagen Polo car owned by one of the firms in the city.

CCTV footage shows four people were in the car before the murder. According to preliminary information, the deceased was a taxi driver and brought three passengers to the airport; a conflict that apparently occurred between the men ended in murder.

The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has instituted criminal proceedings under the provisions of Article 105 (1) of Russia’s Penal Code – murder; an investigation is under way.  

Emomali Davlatov reportedly arrived in St. Petersburg in late December for the purpose of work.