A killer of a 5-year-old Tajik girl Huvaido Tillozoda in Moscow oblast has got a lengthy jail term.  

The Moscow Regional Court sentenced Alexander Syomin to 24 years in prison on March 15, Huvaido’s father Abdusalom Saidov told Asia-Plus by phone.  The sentence followed his conviction on charges of rape and murder

Abdusalom said he still doesn't believe that that the killer of his child finally received the punishment he deserves.

“We won the trial because all the people of Tajikistan were with me.  Representatives of the Tajik Embassy in Moscow supported us, and we hoped to the last that the court would pass a fair sentence on Syomin,”  Saidov said. 

Huvaido’s mother Nigina Tillozoda, who is in Tajikistan, told Asia-Plus that “her prayers were answered today.”

“Even now I still don't believe that my child's killer will finally go to jail.  Today God accepted my prayers.  We won.  My angel will calm down today,” Nigina said.  

“We were broken mentally and physically for five years, but we rose again and made claims and won,” she added. 

The trial over the brutal murder of the 5-year-old Huvaido Tillozoda that resumed in Moscow on December 22, 2021 lasted for five years.  It is to be noted that the trial has been postponed several times. For the last time, the trial was postponed for four months.   

The brutal murder of the five-year-old national of Tajikistan, Huvaido Tillozoda, which took place on July 22, 2018 in the Russian city of Serpukhov, has caused strong indignation and shock in Tajikistan.

The Tajik authorities in 2018 urged Russian relevant bodies to carry out a thorough investigation into the murder and demand severe punishment to the criminal who committed that inhuman act.

Recall, the five-year-old Huvaido was found dead on July 23, 2018 not far from the railway station in the city of Serpukhov, Moscow oblast.

The girl reportedly disappeared on July 22 while she was playing in the yard of the apartment building, in which her family lived.

The girl was found dead next day without visible signs of violence.

A 28-year-old resident of Serpukhov, Alexander Syomin, who lives in the same apartment building, was detained on suspicion of raping and killing the girl.

According to Moskovsky Komsomolets, fingerprints of the girl and traces of her shoes were found in the man’s apartment.

Meanwhile, neighbors say that two girls in June 2018 complained that Syomin was running after them with his pants down.  Their mothers applied to police but they did not institute criminal proceedings, limiting themselves just to conversation with the man.