ArmInfo.The investigation has enough facts testifying to the suicide of the former head of the National Security Service of Armenia Georgy Kutoyan. The Prosecutor General of Armenia Arthur Davtyan said this at a funeral for Kutoyan in an interview with reporters.
He noted that a criminal case had been opened on the grounds of the article of the Criminal Code "bringing to suicide", however, the investigation received enough evidence that there was a suicide. Davtyan also stated that during the investigation all versions typical of the investigation would be checked for any fatal case.
In turn, the head of the Security Council of Armenia Armen Grigoryan stated that the country's authorities are interested in the fact that the investigation of the death of ex-head of the National Security Council, George Kutoyan, was as open as possible. When asked by journalists about whether there was a need to ensure the safety of Kutoyan, given the fact that the latter had exceptional information, the head of the Security Council said that the investigating authority reports everything that is needed. "If a security question arises, I assure you, the Investigative Committee will report this>," Grigoryan emphasized, noting that this case should not be considered in a wide context. Deputy Head of the National Security Service of Armenia Aram Hakobyan refused to comment on the death of Kutoyan stating that he worked with the last two years. "We do not understand what happened. Georgy Kutoyan was an honest and dedicated person. I'm sure that law enforcement agencies will establish the cause of his death, "said Hakobyan.
When asked by reporters whether Kutoyan, in his opinion, was suicidal, Hakobyan said he could not answer this question. The deputy head of the NSS also noted that the death of the ex-head of the SNB should not be connected with the events of March 1, 2008, since there were no questions regarding Kutoyan, he was never summoned for questioning.
It should be noted that the Investigative Committee of Armenia provided details in connection with the death of Georgy Kutoyan. As ArmInfo was informed in the press service of the UK, after conducting an inspection of the scene of the incident, 35 gun shells and 5 bullets were found on a small table in the living room, opposite the sofa on which Kutoyan's body was found. Also, 7 shells and 1 bullet were found on the floor, 3 more bullets were found on the kitchen floor, 41 damages were found on the wall. Near the body of the ex-head of the NSS, a Glock pistol was discovered.
According to the investigation, the ex-head of the SNB, after returning to Armenia, lived in his father's house, however, he occasionally visited his apartment on Paruyra Sevak Street. In December 2019, Kutoyan drank alcohol, after which he randomly fired a Glock 34 pistol 35 times at the wall between the kitchen and the living room. After some time, Kutoyan's wife, at the request of the latter, collected the shot cartridges and laid them on a table opposite the sofa.
On January 16, 2020, Kutoyan, having warned his relatives in advance that he wanted to relax for a couple of days in his apartment on Paruyra Sevak Street, went there. On January 17, Kutoyan's relatives could not get through to him and drove to the apartment mentioned, where his wife found her husband's body on the couch.
Recall that Georgy Kutoyan held the post of head of the National Security Council of the Republic of Armenia from 2016 to 2018. After Kutoyan left the NSS, some documents disappeared, mainly related to the case on March 1, 2008. A criminal case has been instituted on the fact of the death of the latter under the article of bringing to suicide.