Four people in Russia’s far eastern Primorye region are accused of kidnapping and murdering a man and a woman after they refused to load wood into a vehicle, the Lenta.ru news agency reported, citing a statement by the regional Investigative Committee.
According to the statement, the defendants found a large pile of wood and decided to sell it. They kidnapped two men in order to force them load the wood onto a truck so it could be transported, but one of the men managed to escape.
The kidnappers tried to find him by questioning his girlfriend. Then they tried to force the remaining man and the girlfriend to load wood, but the two refused to do it and were killed.
The defendants are facing kidnapping and murder charges, Lenta.ru reported.