A silver medalist mountain runner has described the terrifying second her husband kidnapped her at knifepoint and smuggled her out of her residence.
Elena Rukhlyada, 34, from town of Novosibirsk in southern Russian, mentioned she remains to be scared for her a life one yr after the assault by her husband and former particular forces officer, Yaroslav Fokin, 35.
“He at all times tried to restrict me, in all phrases. He was very jealous, that’s why, regardless of having two boys with him, I made a decision to separate from him, however he continued watching me,” she instructed nationwide newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda.
On July 18 final yr, Elena mentioned Fokin got here into her residence, the place she was with a good friend referred to as Maxim, and began threatening her with a knife.
“I used to be very scared at that second as a result of a couple of month earlier than he had received mad and instructed me ‘I’ll kill you. Slowly.’ That’s why I made a decision to not battle again. He tied up each Maxim and I by our palms and taped our mouths with tape,” the sportswoman, who’s well-known within the space for successful the silver medal within the 2011 Mountain Working World Championship, mentioned.
She mentioned her husband then put her right into a hockey bag that he had purchased with him and carried her down the steps.
“I used to be attempting to chew the tape to launch myself however understood that there was no means I might escape. I assumed it was the tip,” she mentioned.
CCTV footage reveals the second that Fokin leaves the residence whereas wheeling the hockey bag together with his tied up spouse inside.
Fokin put the bag into Maxim’s automotive, whose keys he had taken from the residence.
The previous particular forces officer then took Elena to a riverbank the place a rubber dingy he had beforehand left there was ready.
“I didn’t intrude as he was evil and will use the knife. He introduced me to a spot within the forest and offered me with flowers prefer it was a romantic date,” Elena mentioned.
After the athlete was reported lacking, the police started a search and located her, and luckily discovered the 34-year-old unhurt.
Fokin reportedly tried to flee however was detained by officers.
He was discovered responsible of kidnapping by the Zaeltsovsky District Court docket and sentenced to four-and-a-half years in a maximum-security jail.
Elena says she is worried about what’s going to occur when Fokin leaves jail.
“I don’t want any cash or alimony from him. I need to suppose that he merely doesn’t exist. It’s scary when you possibly can’t even freely stroll outdoors your own home with out somebody watching you,” she mentioned.
There was no additional data from the Russian authorities about what’s going to occur when he’s launched.
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