The attack on the counselor of the mayor of Kherson was qualified as murder

© RIA Novosti / Stringreplace in fotoreceptori Ukrainian police in Kiev. Archival photoThe attack on the counselor of the mayor of Kherson was qualified as murder© RIA Novosti / Stringreplace the image Bank

Police reclassified the attack on the mayor of Kherson, public activist Ekaterina Gandzyuk with the assassination of custom-made murder, informs the police of Ukraine.

Sunday Gandzyuk died in hospital. The police confirmed the fact of her death, now militiamen carry out investigative actions at the hospital in Kiev.

«Currently, the criminal proceedings on the fact of attack on Catherine Gandzyuk is being investigated as a completed crime — under items 4, 6, 11 and 12 of part two of article 115 of the Criminal code of Ukraine (premeditated murder committed by a group of persons from mercenary promptings, with special cruelty, custom)», — stated in the message of the police.

Earlier, the case was classified as attempted murder.

In summer, Ukrainian police reported that unknown persons doused the employee of Kherson city Council, activist Catherine Gandzyuk concentrated sulfuric acid. The victim with burns were hospitalized. Law enforcement authorities opened case under article «deliberate heavy damage to intimidate», then article retrained on «attempt at murder». The head of national police of Ukraine Sergey Knyazev said that the law enforcers detained six suspects in the case. The court arrested four of them. Gandzyuk all this time was in a serious condition in hospital.