It is alleged that a devastated father abused his six-year-old daughter by forcing a pedophile to dig his own grave, stabbing her to death.
The father allegedly incited the child to perform a sexual act after watching a graphic mobile phone video of his best friend Oleg Sviridov.
Sources said that in the harrowing footage, the youth is seen shouting “I want to go home”.
Her father is said to have outwitted Sviridov – his trusted long-term friend – after accidentally discovering the video.
The parents found that Pedo had abused two other girls, aged five and eight, in the village in the Samara region of southern Russia.
He gave an ultimatum: surrendered himself to the police and by 8 p.m. confessed, or took his own life.
But later that evening the father took his friend to a nearby forest with a shovel, his wife said.
Our exclusive video shows the shallow pit where 32-year-old car mechanic Sviridov was buried after a blade fell into his heart.
The police arrested the father on suspicion of murder as he is accused of stabbing his former best friend to death.
Although the 34-year-old father admitted to a knife fight at the makeshift forest grave, told investigators that Sviridov accidentally fell on the weapon, killing himself.
He is now under house arrest for a murder investigation, facing up to 15 years in prison if convicted.
Villagers are backing him to “save our children by ridding us of a child sex attacker”, and crowdfunding is cash for a lawyer.
Around 2,500 local people signed a petition in his support.
Police have banned him from speaking, but his wife told Online that she never suspected Sviridov was abusing their daughter while she was babysitting.
She said she had come home from work on August 25 to see two friends fighting in the bathroom after being beaten up and hurt before Sviridov ran away from home.
He said: “[He] Was hysterical, stunned. I had never seen him like this.
“It took him a long time to come to his senses to convince me.
“With her trembling hands she took out Oleg’s phone and showed me a video.
“You can’t imagine what I experienced watching this. I felt sick, I was dizzy, and nauseous.
“I shook everything. I couldn’t believe my eyes that it was our baby in the video.
“Then my husband started crying. He kept repeating: ‘He’s my best friend, I trusted him with my kids, I trusted him like myself’.
“He could not believe in a million years that Oleg could do this.”
‘I will die today’
The next day they went to confront the victim along with the mother of another child.
The second mother said that she jumped on Sviridov and tried to strangle him, but the father pulled him away.
She told online: “I wanted to hear Oleg’s remorse but he only said: ‘I don’t know how I did it.’
“He himself understood that he would either have to take his own life – or go to the police.
“He said: ‘Let me say goodbye to my mother for a few hours – then I’m all yours’.”
Sviridov’s aunt Nadezhda Sviridova visited him after the beating and said: “His face was like an inflated ball”.
He told her: “I have been given time till 8 pm. I have to die today.”
The father has reportedly told friends that he forced Sviridov to dig the grave but only to intimidate him.
He has told the police that Sviridov attacked him and fell down with a knife in the fight.
His wife claimed that Sviridov tried to kill him with a knife and he fought back with a shovel.
He said, “Pedo then realized that he had nothing to live for” and stuck the knife to his chest.
After burying his friend, the accused father took the phone to the police but did not reveal that he was dead.
Only weeks later did he confess to a knife fight and the site of the grave.
Unusually, he was not remanded in custody despite an active murder case – indicating that he may be shown mercy due to the dire circumstances.
A judge will decide what will happen next in the case.
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