Georgian Political Scientist Found Dead in His Apartment
03 March, 2011
Georgian Political Scientist Found Dead in His Apartment

Leader of New Rights Rejects Suicide Version


Political scientist Ramaz Klimiashvili who used to be a frequent guest of our newspaper passed away unexpectedly. He was found dead in his own apartment by his wife. The reason of his death is not known yet. Law enforcers say they would release an official statement on the matter after the expertise is over. Davit Gamkrelidze, Leader of the New Rights political union, eyes the tragedy with a strong suspicion. He rules out

the suicide version.
One of the main versions behind the death of Ramaz Klimiashvili, on which the current investigation is based, is that of a suicide. It is said in the statement of the Ministry of Internal Affairs: “On 28 February, 2011, in the apartment on Mtskheta Street #8 body of Ramaz Klimiashvili was found. MIA Criminal Service examined the scene and called in the expertise. Police interrogated Marina Terentieva, wife of the deceased, as she was first to find the dead Ramaz Klimiashvili. According to her testimony, she was in the apartment a night before too. During her first visit she noticed a rancid gas smell and found that the gas was turned on. On that, she turned off the switch. Marina Terentieva also stated that when she discovered the body, she felt the same acute odor of gas and found the switch was turned on again. The case is being investigated by Tbilisi Main Department of MIA. As groundwork, the investigation considers suicide as the main version,” – the MIA statement reads.
The political scientist was found dead by Marina Terentieva who called Davit Gamkrelidze for help. Gamkrelidze refrains from making a comment on the tragedy. He only said that Marina Terentieva phoned him and asked for assistance. He and his party members instantly went to the place. Their press service informs that all of them have already been questioned by the police. The press service also added that Klimiashvili was not answering the phone calls of Terentieva all the day.
When Gamkrelidze and his colleagues entered the apartment, they found the gas oven switched on though the fire was not burning. Hence, the gas was flowing freely. They noted that the entrance door was intact as Klimiashvili’s wife opened it with her own key. One of the neighbors said, that night Klimiashvili returned home drunk.
Ramaz Klimiashvili was 70 years old. For years he has been functioning as a political expert. Representatives of KazTransGaz Tbilisi Technical Service and law enforcers do not comment on the tragedy.
P.S. Our publishing house expresses its condolence to the family of the deceased and shares their grief.

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