Thursday, May 10, 2012 -
Tajik law enforcement authorities have detained Muhammadi Tillozoda, son of Tajik Islamic opposition leader Muhiddin Kabiri, in the death of a school boy allegedly hit by his speeding car.
“The tragedy occurred on the day of his [Muhiddin Kabiri’s] mother’s funeral when Tillozoda was driving his Toyota Camry too fast and hit Muhsiddin Ortykov, a 12-year-old resident of Andigoni Bolo village, who died the next day from multiple injuries,” the Asia-Plus news agency cited a representative of the Traffic Police Unit of the interior ministry as saying.
The incident happened in Vakhdat city, a few miles east of the capital Dushanbe, on May 3. The schoolboy died of his injuries in a local hospital the following day.
Tillozoda, 21, may be criminally charged for violating traffic rules “and exploitation of transport means,” the police source said.
Tillozoda is a student at a Malaysian university.
Kabiri, chairman of the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT) and a parliamentary deputy, urged the police to carry out their investigations of his son within the law.
Earlier this week, Kabiri appealed to Tajik President Emomali Rahmon to pardon and release hundreds of inmates languishing in prisons for their anti-government activities during the civil war years of the 1990s.
Kabiri is currently out of the country on business.