Russian teacher 'hanged her four-year-old son with tights'

Russian teacher ‘hanged her four-year-old son with tights while her husband and daughters were out jogging’

  • Lyubov Melnikova, 43, allegedly hanged her son with tights at their home  
  • Husband came home from jogging to see child hanging from sports apparatus
  • He tried and failed to reanimate the boy, Ivan, and called an ambulance & police 

A woman teacher has been detained in Russia suspected of hanging her four-year-old son with tights while her husband and daughters were out jogging.

Lyubov Melnikova, 43, initially refused to let her family into their home when they returned.

Then she told her teenage daughters, 13 and 14, to wait in the street while her husband Vasily Melnikov came inside the house in Pushkino town, Moscow region, according to reports.

A woman teacher has been detained in Russia suspected of hanging her four-year-old son Ivan Melnikova, pictured above, with tights

Lyubov Melnikova, 43,pictured above, is accused of murdering her son Ivan at their family home 

Lyubov and Vasily Melnikov pictured together. Vasily saw the child hanging from sports apparatus with tights around his neck

He saw the child hanging from sports apparatus with tights around his neck.

Vasily tried and failed to reanimate the boy, Ivan, and called an ambulance and police.

His wife ‘remained rooted to the spot’ and ‘could not explain anything’, reported Life.


Vasily tried and failed to reanimate the boy, Ivan, and called an ambulance and police. Lyubov Melnikova, left, and victim Ivan, right 

Husband Vasily Melnikov. His wife ‘remained rooted to the spot’ and ‘could not explain anything’, reported Life


Melnikovay, left,  is an English teacher at a local school. She has been detained suspected of murdering the child, right 

Melnikova is an English teacher at a local school.

She has been detained suspected of murdering the child.

The couple has another son, Sergey, 19.

‘The investigative department of Pushkino town, Moscow region, has detained a local resident, 43, suspected of murdering her son, four,’ said a statement from the Russian Investigative Committee.

The Melnikov family pictured together. The couple has another son, Sergey, 19, and two daughters 

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