Sex convict, 62, who reportedly raped and strangled 7-year-old girl, arrested after attending her funeral

Little Maria Borisova was lured by Mykola V to his house, where he raped and killed her. He allegedly kept the victim’s body in his apartment for four days before throwing it at an abandoned half-built building


                            Sex convict, 62, who reportedly raped and strangled 7-year-old girl, arrested after attending her funeral
Maria Borisova's funeral was attended by Mykola V who had lured her to his house, where he raped and killed her (Getty Images)

A convicted rapist not only allegedly sexually assaulted a seven-year-old girl and strangled her to death, but he also attended her funeral along with the victim’s grieving family. Reports said little Maria Borisova was lured by Mykola V to his house, where he raped and killed her. Then the 62-year-old went to attend the funeral of the young girl in the village of Shchaslyve in southern Ukraine.

According to investigators, Mykola allegedly kept the victim’s body in his apartment for four days before throwing it at an abandoned half-built building since cops searched the area several times earlier but did not find it. However, on March 11 when they went back to check the place, they discovered the remains of the child.

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Maria was last seen on March 7 and it has been said the crime happened the same day. The head of the National Police of Ukraine, Igor Klymenko, said, “The abandoned unfinished building was checked more than once. Among the suspects were all residents of the village without exception. Investigators and operatives interviewed everyone, dozens of people went through a lie detector. The man wrapped the corpse in plastic bags, carried it to an abandoned barn, and dropped it there. He knew the place had already been searched by police and dog handlers several times.”

The arrest of the accused came an hour later after the victim was buried alongside a gift that her father had purchased for her on the occasion of International Women's Day. DNA evidence connected him to the horrific crime as the sperm found on the girl’s body matched his sperm specimen. Police official Tetyana Pshon stated, “Forensic examinations showed the girl was raped and strangled to death with bare hands." When cops went to Mykola’s house to arrest him, he tried to take his life. “The man cut his wrists trying to kill himself and avoid punishment. But we managed to revive him. He will be brought to justice for what he had done,” Klymenko added.

As per local media reports, this was not the first time Mykola has committed such a heinous crime, earlier, he was convicted of a number of sexual crimes before he was released from jail more than a decade ago. "This monster raped a boy with a toilet brush a lot of years ago. This boy survived his ordeal but became a disabled person with a mental disorder. He (Mykola) served a sentence then came back to live in our town,” a local person said. Another local resident added, “Almost always he was drunk. When drunk heavily, it has been and delirium tremens." If found guilty of sexual assault and murder, Mykola could reportedly be given life imprisonment.

This case from Ukraine comes when the whole of the UK is outraged over the kidnapping and murder of Sarah Everard, who was allegedly killed by Met armed officer Wayne Couzens. The 33-year-old marketing executive was last seen alive on March 3 in southwest London before she vanished. On the night of March 10, her remains were discovered inside a builder's bag in the woods of a disused golf course at Great Chart, near Ashford, Kent.

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