DUSHANBE, January 16, Asia-Plus - The law enforcement agencies have arrested Sadullo Yatimov, the director of the “Chorbogh” orphanage for disabled children, and Ilhom Ashurov, the orphanage bursar, over the deadly fire that occurred in the orphanage on January 9, Tajik Prosecutor-General Bobojon Bobokhonov told journalists on January 16.  

According to him, charges will be brought against them within ten days of their arrest under the criminal code’s article on negligence entailing death of one or more persons.  He added that charges would be pressed against them probably under another article as well.  Tajik chief prosecutor noted that they were also suspected of having been involved in embezzlement of funds provided to the orphanage by the government and donors.  

The fire killed 13 children and injured another.