Ochur Sanchat, 23, a relative of the girls’ mother, said the girls were ‘making too much noise’ in a flat where he rented a room and confessed to throwing them out of the window.
One of the sisters died after the 80ft fall, the other at hospital. The nine-year-old’s twin sister was in bed at the time and unhurt.
Ochur Sanchat, 23, was detained on suspicion of killing two girls. He said they had been ‘making too much noise’
Two sisters aged nine and 14 died after they were thrown from an eighth floor window. The nine-year-old’s twin sister was in bed at the time and unhurt
The man arrested on suspicion of killing the girls was a relative of their mother and had been renting a room in their flat in Kyzyl, Russia
Neighbours heard terrible screams as the girls fell several minutes apart in the early hours of the morning in Kyzyl, capital of Russia’s mountainous Tyva republic.
The children’s mother was working a night shift at a café when her daughters were killed.
Sanchat has been detained for two months on suspicion of committing a double murder.
Detectives are also checking reports that police had been called to the family multiple times in the weeks before the tragic fall. Pictured: The apartment block where Sanchat lived with the girls
He was on the run from police over a car theft and after he fled court was placed on Russia’s federal wanted list.
A neighbour called Irina heard the terrible screams as the girls were thrown out.
‘I woke up from a slammed balcony door and terrible screams,’ she said.
Sanchat was arrested in Kyzyl, which is the capital of Russia’s mountainous Tyva republic in the south of the country
The young man was arrested in the early hours of the morning on Halloween after neighbours heard the girls’ screams
‘While I was trying to figure out what was happening, literally a minute passed, there was a strong roar, terrible screams, and then everything subsided for three or four minutes.
‘Then it happened again.
‘I was alone at home with my children.
‘I didn’t stick my head out, but called the police.’
Detectives are also checking reports that police had been called to the family multiple times in the weeks before the tragic fall.