The eight-year-old Russian girl is raped and murdered ‘after being picked up in a car by a married couple’
A little girl’s last moments: an eight-year-old Russian child who ran away from her parents after an argument is raped and murdered ‘after being picked up in a car by a married couple’
- Eight-year-old Vika Teplyakova is said to have been murdered by Igor and Kristina Dvornikov
- A video showing her last moments on the street has been shared
- The girl went missing for three days with more than 500 volunteers looking for her
- The woman told the police that she and her husband had given a girl a ride
- The woman showed the police where the girl’s body was hidden near a local lake
An eight-year-old Russian girl who ran away from home after an argument with her parents was raped and murdered after being picked up in their car by a married couple, Russian police said.
More than 500 people volunteered to search for the missing Vika Teplyakova after she was last seen in camera images walking alone along a road.
With a T-shirt and blue shorts, the girl tried to reach her friends in the city where the family lived.
Eight-year-old Vika Teplyakova, pictured with a dog, ran away from home after an argument with her parents, but was picked up by a married couple in their car
She was missing for three days before a 32-year-old woman told police that she and her husband had given the child a lift.
The couple were identified as Igor and Kristina Dvornikov, and officers today released photos of the arrested husband and wife suspected of committing the heinous crimes.
The man told his wife that he would “attack” the girl and “the woman did nothing to stop it because she was too afraid of him,” said a police source.
Vika was seen under CCTV as she walked along a road before being picked up by the couple who allegedly raped and strangled her with a plastic bag
Igor Dvornikov, pictured on the left, told his wife Kristina, pictured on the right, that he would ‘attack’ the girl and ‘the woman did nothing to stop it because she was too scared of him’
The girl was raped and strangled with a plastic bag. She died Monday, the day she disappeared, police said.
The woman showed police where her body was hidden near a lake, police said.
Igor Dvornikov initially denied kidnapping, abusing and killing the girl, but later confessed according to law enforcement.
More than 500 people took part in the search for the eight-year-old on the island of Sakhalin in Russia after running away from an argument with her parents
As she ran away from home, Vika, pictured above, tried to reach her friends in the town where the family lived before being picked up by the couple
Both the man and the woman are detained while investigators start a murder investigation.
The girl had run away from her parents in Novoaleksandrovsk on Sakhalin Island, a peaceful island north of Japan.
A report said that a man gave her £ 1.70 and took her to a supermarket before she was attacked.
Picture: a poster distributed by volunteers in their search for the young girl who was missing for three days before the alleged crimes came to light
Local law enforcement officers said Kristina Dvornikov showed police where Vika’s body was hidden near a lake, pictured above