Former European wrestling champion shot dead in Kakheti

    by | Aug 9, 2016

    police_line_bank_of_georgia_robberyTBILISI, DFWatch–A former European wrestling champion was shot dead in Georgia’s eastern Kakheti region Monday evening.

    According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA), Nodar Modebadze (66) was shot with a rifle in the village Akura.

    Police have a suspect and are conducting a search. Preliminary information indicates that the motive was a personal conflict.

    Modebadze won the 1973 European wrestling championship. He also won the world cup in freestyle wrestling and became a champion of the USSR. He was a member of the presidio of Georgia’s Wrestling Federation.

    In 1999, he was elected to the Georgian parliament, representing the Sakartvelos Aghordzineba (Revival of Georgia) bloc, a seat he held until 2004.

    Modebadze was a shareholder in a winery in the village Akura. Former Interior Minister Vano Merabishvili and former Prosecutor General Zurab Adeishvili are charged with appropriation of Modebadze’s property.

    Local journalists report that Modebadze had a conflict with a local shepherd in Akura, whose cattle strayed into Modebadze’s vineyard several times.

    The case is being investigated as premeditated murder, defined in article 108 of the Criminal Code.


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