MOSCOW, August 12 (RIA Novosti) - The people responsible for the recent murder of a Chechen children's charity head may have targeted her husband, a Russian investigative spokesperson said on Wednesday.
Zarema Sadulayeva, 32, of Let's Save the Generation, an organization working with children affected by the Chechnya conflicts, and her husband, Alik Dzhabrailov, 33, who also worked for the group, were kidnapped on Monday and found dead in the trunk of their car early on Tuesday. Both had been shot in the head and chest.
"The investigation is looking into various motives for the hideous crime, and investigators do not rule out that the criminals' main goal was to kill Dzhabrailov," the Investigative Committee at the Russian Prosecutor General's Office said.
Chechnya's president Ramzan Kadyrov suggested on Tuesday the killings might have been revenge-related as Dzhabrailov was at one time a member of a militant group and served a four-year prison sentence.