Russian couple suspected of throwing toddler down trash chute

SAINT PETERSBURG — Russian investigators launched a probe Wednesday against a couple suspected of throwing their toddler into a trash chute from the sixth floor of an apartment building.The two-year-old survived the fall down the narrow chute and neighbours discovered him on the trash heap of the apartment building in the northwestern city of St.
Petersburg on Tuesday after they heard him crying.The boy suffered concussion, a broken leg and several other injuries and was hospitalized in a state of shock, investigators said.”Obviously he could not have got into the trash chute by himself,” the spokesperson for St.
Petersburg investigators said.The boy was in the care of his 42-year-old grandmother, who was found drunk in the sixth-floor apartment she shares with a 34-year-old man, he said….

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