Who is Andrey Suragin? Doctor rapes and murders nurse who rejected him in hospital lift after getting 'drunk'

Who is Andrey Suragin? Doctor rapes and murders nurse who rejected him in hospital lift after getting 'drunk'
Dr Andrey Suragin has been accused of attacking nurse (VK.com)

A Russian doctor, 30, has been accused of attacking a nurse in the hospital where they were both working on treating Covid-19 patients. The doctor told authorities he was drunk at the moment and doesn't recall the incident. 

Dr Andrey Suragin was accused of attacking 21-year-old Irina Zhuk at the hospital in Russia where they both worked. According to the latest reports, he allegedly raped and murdered her in the hospital lift after a party.


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'He had been sexually harassing her'

Accusations against Suragin are very damning. According to the latest reports, the victim was allegedly raped, beaten and strangled in a lift, which was left "covered in blood".


The incident took place after a boozy party at Fatezh Central District Hospital in the Kursk region. Following the party, Suragin told detectives he had been "drunk" and did not recall what had happened afterward.

Irina Zhuk was 21 years old (VK.com)

If witnesses are to be believed, the doctor, who is married, wanted to have an affair with the nurse and had "harassed" her in the past.

Devastated family of the victim

A relative of the dead nurse has come forward to say that "it is a terrible story". Elena, the relative, details the aftermath of the crime giving a brief but gory idea of what would have happened in the elevator. "They say the lift at the hospital was covered in blood. She suffered rib fractures and other injuries. He had been sexually harassing her." 


According to some reports, her friends say that Irina had a stable, long-term boyfriend in the Russian Army and had refused the advances of the doctor. 

What is probably worse is that Irina did not attend the party where the doctors were drinking. Instead, she had been on duty, her family reportedly said. 

Irina had big dreams — she worked hard to someday become a doctor and scored “excellent” marks at Kursk State Medical University, her relatives added. Irina’s former school teacher Tatiana Tsybulnyak said, “From the 9th grade, her desire to become a doctor was so strong. Her death is a terrible tragedy. Eternal memory to you, Irina."


Who is Dr Andrey Suragin?

Suragin was remanded in custody during the investigation. Dr Andrey Suragin, 30, allegedly raped and killed the 21-year-old nurse at Russia's Kursk State University hospital. According to reports, he returned to the hospital after the party and allegedly raped and strangled her in the hospital elevator. 

The Russian Investigative Committee said a murder investigation has been launched and Dr Suragin had been detained.  A statement reportedly said, "Due to sudden hostility, the suspect inflicted bodily injuries on her, and pressed the victim’s neck with his hands. Her death was from asphyxia."


According to reports, he is married and his wife Anastasia works at one of Russia’s leading plants producing radiation, chemical and biological protection devices. Apart from this, not much is known about the doctor. 

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