TASS, July 10. Investigators in the Amur Region have opened a criminal case over the injury of a seven-year-old child in the playground. This was reported on Friday on the website of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the region.
"When using the simulator installed on the playground, a seven-year-old girl received a serious injury to her finger. On this fact, the investigation department in the city of Blagoveshchensk has opened a criminal case," the statement says.
The reason for the initiation of the case was the check of the regional prosecutor's office. As established by experts, the simulator, which was used by a seven-year-old child, is intended for children from the age of eight. "In violation of the law, a sign informing about the establishment of an age limit was absent on the simulator, which resulted in bodily harm to a girl under the specified age," the Amur Region prosecutor's office said on the official website.
The investigation intends to assess the actions of the employees responsible for the installation and operation of the simulator on the playground.
The criminal case was initiated under article 238 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation ("Provision of services that do not meet security requirements"). The maximum punishment under this article is imprisonment for up to two years. The child is undergoing outpatient treatment.