ArmInfo. The father of the victim of the Djrarat incident between the representatives of the ruling Republican Party and supporters of the Ohanyan-Raffi-Oskanian bloc Hakob Melkonyan told the radio "Azatutyun" the details of the incident.
According to him, his minor nephew called him and, crying, said that they beat his son Hakob near the village administration. "My brother and friend went after him, at this time 30 people came out of the village administration, armed with batons, knives and pistols, and began to beat brother, Hakob and even the minor nephew", the elder Melkonyan went on to say.
According to him, the minor nephew was beaten with a baton, his fingers were broken, he was operated in the medical center "Erebuni". Hakob Melkonyan received a knife and gunshot wound. His uncle received 4 stab wounds, and two others of their relatives also suffered. All of them were taken to the hospital.
The day before in Djrarat, again between the supporters of the ORO and the RPA, an incident took place, in which the village elder Lernik Yeranosyan, the brother of the Deputy Chief of Police Levon Yeranosyan, personally participated. According to eyewitnesses, Levon Yeranosyan himself was also present during the incident.
However, the passions between the RPO and the RPA did not settle down today in the village of Odzun, Lori region, another incident occurred between the bloc's representatives and supporters of the ruling Republican Party. As stated in the message of the bloc, during the campaign, representatives of the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) attacked its representatives and a scuffle began.
To note, the current elections are distinguished by the particularly aggressive attitude of the Republican Party and its candidates, despite statements by the country's leadership that the electoral process should be crystal clear and democratic. Particularly with his repressive methods of action, the governor of Ararat region Aramais Grigoryan distinguished himself, who began dismissing officials who did not participate in the agitation of the Republican Party. In the Ararat region, fights also occurred between the candidates from the RPA itself.
This night, supporters of the candidate of the Republican Party, the head of the department for state property management and son of the Speaker of the Parliament Galust Sahakyan, Arman Sahakyan tried to settle scores with the candidate for deputy from Tsarukyan bloc, the owner of Cherry restaurant, deputy Vahan Karapetyan. Although Sahakyan himself explains the incident solely by everyday motives, which have nothing to do with the election campaign.