An illegal migrant from Uzbekistan was charged with criminal possession of explosives over a grenade he found in an old Taganrog cemetery and attempted to play ping-pong with, the Rostov region news web site 161.ru reported Tuesday.
The migrant, Zafarzhon Inomov, found the grenade in September and stored it in his residence until December, when he and his unidentified friend attempted to use it as a piece of sports equipment, the report said.
Inomov's ping-pong partner sustained numerous wounds when the grenade blew up. No injuries were reported for Inomov, but he is currently in pretrial detention and pending a court hearing.
It remained unclear why the grenade was left in the cemetery.