A girl who ran away from home following a row with her parents was r*ped
and killed after being picked up by a married couple, say police.
Chilling CCTV footage shows eight-year-old Victoria (Vika) Teplyakova
walking alone next to a busy road shortly before she was kidnapped.
The husband allegedly r*ped and strangled Vika with a plastic bag on
Monday, the day she disappeared after leaving her family’s home in
Novoaleksandrovsk, Russia, and dumped her body near a lake in a forest.
The man allegedly told his wife he would “attack” the girl and “the
woman did nothing to stop it because she was too scared of him”,
according to a police source.
In the early hours of Friday, the woman showed police where Vika’s body was hidden near a lake, said law enforcement.
Police today released pictures of the detained husband and wife
suspects, named as Igor Dvornikov, who turns 49 this year, and
mum-of-two Kristina Dvornikov, who turns 32 this year.
It is claimed the couple initially admitted picking up a girl, but gave a description that did not match Vika’s.
Kristina Dvornikov initially denied abducting, abusing and killing the girl.
However, she later confessed during further questioning and said they
picked up Vika on their way to a beach, according to law enforcement.
The woman told police her husband drove to a remote area and ordered her
out of the car, and she didn’t object because she was afraid of him.
She claims her husband *aped the girl in the car and then strangled her with a bag.
He allegedly carried Vika’s body out of the car and dumped her on the shore of the lake.
Both the husband and wife have been detained as detectives launch a murder probe.
More than 500 people volunteered to search for the missing girl after CCTV showed her walking alone.
Wearing a T-shirt and blue shorts, the girl was trying to travel 20
miles to reach her friends in Dolinsk, the town where the family used to
It is said that she planned to take a bus to the town.
She died on Monday, the day she disappeared, said police.
The suspects were arrested on Thursday night.
Vika had run away from her parents in Novoaleksandrovsk on Sakhalin island following an argument, it was reported.