Russian Researcher Stabs Colleague In Heart For Giving Away Book Endings In First Known Attempted Murder On Antarctica

Russian Researcher Stabs Colleague In Heart For Giving Away Book Endings In First Known Attempted Murder On Antarctica

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Russian Researcher Stabs Colleague In Heart For Giving Away Book Endings In First Known Attempted Murder On Antarctica

Oleg Belogusov was stabbed after telling his pal the ending of the books he was reading (Image: CEN)

Everybody hates a spoiler, but Russian scientist Sergei Savitsky like, really hates them.

So much so that he stabbed a colleague in the heart for revealing one too many book endings as they worked together at Russia’s Bellingshausen research station on King George Island, Antarctica.

Spoiler Alert Stabber

Drop Spoilers Around This Guy At Your Own Risk (Image: Community Environment Network)

The Russian news agency Interfax called the incident the results of “tensions in a confined space.

Savitsky and his colleague, Oleg Belogusov, apparently passed the long, cold hours at the station curled up with a good book when not hard at work. But Belogusov had a game of his own that eventually secured him an emergency flight to a hospital in Chile with a knife in his heart: revealing the endings to books that Savitsky was reading, reports the UK’s Daily Record

Prior to the presumably friendship-ending stabbing, the two had worked together at the station for four years. It is believed to be the first attempted murder charge to be filed from Antarctica, according to the Record.

Initial reports on the incident, which occurred last week, mentioned only an “apparent emotional breakdown” before more details emerged, prompting collective empathizing with the stabber from around the internet.

Belogusov is expected to recover and Savitsky is under house arrest following the charges.

Read the full story in the Daily Record here.

 

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