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Schoolgirl friends, 16, ‘torture ex-classmate, and strangle her to death for being “too attractive”‘

Schoolgirl friends, 16, ‘torture former classmate, disfigure her with broken glass and strangle her to death for being “too attractive”‘ in Russia

  • The body of Viktoria Averina, 17, was found at abandoned Russian building site
  • She was ‘cruelly tortured’ before being strangled to death, according to police 
  • Initially, police thought ‘maniac’ killed her but two teen girls have been arrested
  • They are friends of the victim and thought she was arrogant because of her looks

Two teenage girls have been arrested on suspicion of murdering their close friend and former classmate because ‘she was too attractive’.

The disfigured body of Viktoria Averina, 17, known as Vika, was found at an abandoned building site in the Russian city of Arkhangelsk. 

Her face had been torn with pieces of broken glass and she was ‘cruelly tortured’ before being strangled to death.

Initially, police believed a male ‘maniac’ was behind the brutal killing but now two former school classmates, both 16, have been detained on suspicion of murder.

The teens, named only by first names Lina and Irina, have confessed to killing the girl who was thought to have been a close friend, according to law enforcement.

Viktoria Averina, 17, known as Vika, was found at an abandoned building site in the Russian city of Arkhangelsk

A state investigator said: ‘According to the young girls, the victim thought she was more beautiful than her friends.

‘During the police interrogation, the girls explained that the victim allegedly abused them because of this.

‘They did not like such behaviour.’

The girls said Vika – who was studying at college as a chef – was ‘arrogant because of her bright and attractive face’.

The investigator said: ‘All three girls are from socially normal families.’

Girls accused of killing school friend

Girls accused of killing school friend

The teens, named only by first names Lina and Irina, have confessed to killing the girl who was their longtime close friend, according to law enforcement

Vika (right) with her friend Kristina (left). Vika was allegedly killed by two other close friends because she was 'too attractive'

Vika (right) with her friend Kristina (left). Vika was allegedly killed by two other close friends because she was ‘too attractive’

The two suspects lured Vika to an abandoned building site under false pretenses where they attacked her, said a statement from the Arkhangelsk regional investigative committee.

One of the alleged killers held Vika while the other ‘passed her objects with which the hit the victim’, it is alleged.

They ‘broke a bottle against the head of the victim’ and ‘cut her face with smashed glass, and then strangled the victim’.

They went back home after the murder and expressed ‘horror’ when her body was discovered, it is alleged.

The girls (circled) had all gone to school together and were considered to be close friends. Vika was physically smaller than her friends

The girls (circled) had all gone to school together and were considered to be close friends. Vika was physically smaller than her friends

Area near the railway in Arkhangelsk where Vika's body was found. One of the alleged killers held Vika while the other 'passed her objects with which the hit the victim', it is alleged

Area near the railway in Arkhangelsk where Vika’s body was found. One of the alleged killers held Vika while the other ‘passed her objects with which the hit the victim’, it is alleged

They 'broke a bottle against the head of the victim' and 'cut her face with smashed glass, and then strangled the victim'

They ‘broke a bottle against the head of the victim’ and ‘cut her face with smashed glass, and then strangled the victim’

A friend told the local media that the three were close but that Vika’s friends were ‘physically bigger than her and behaved like a mob’

She said: ‘Vika was a beautiful girl but we would never think this was a reason for murder.’

Reports also said that shortly before she was killed, Vika had texted a friend asking her to top up her mobile because she wanted to urgently call her mother urgently and didn’t have enough money on her phone.

The girls had been at school together but Vika had left to start a college course as a trainee chef.

The suspects face up to 15 years in jail if convicted.

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