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Father makes friend dig his own grave, kill himself for ‘sexually abusing’ daughter


A man who forced his friend to kill himself after finding out that he had allegedly sexually abused his six-year-old daughter has been jailed for 18 months.

Oleg Sviridov, 32, died from a knife wound sustained during a fight with the girl’s father, Vyacheslav Matrosov, in Vintai village in Russia’s Samara region. A fight broke out between the two after the father discovered footage of the sex abuse on Sviridov’s phone.

The father had also allegedly forced his friend to dig his own grave before the fight and later buried the corpse in the unmarked grave. He reportedly told friends that he made Sviridov dig the grave in an attempt to scare him.