Shapirov is accused under an article on intentional infliction of moderate harm to health, says Interfax. The victim's mother indicates that the incident happened on June 17. On that day, the statement said, the official beat the journalist on the street during the day out of personal animosity. The victim was diagnosed with four fractures of the bones of the facial skull.
After the beating was publicized in local media, Sharipov was fired and expelled from the party.