Lover Freezes on Balcony

A man froze to death in the capital of the Jewish autonomous region, Birobidzhan, after a relative stripped him naked and locked him out on an apartment balcony in a fit of jealousy, Interfax reported Wednesday.

The man visited the relative and began to make advances on his girlfriend while the relative was in the shower, local investigators said, without identifying any of the people involved.

The boyfriend caught him red-handed and locked him out, later falling asleep and forgetting about the man, who could not call for help because he was too drunk. The temperature was minus 20 degrees Celsius, and the victim soon died, the report said.

The boyfriend faces up to three years in prison for involuntary manslaughter. The death happened last week but was only reported Wednesday.

(MT)

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