Two residents of the northern Sughd province have been sentenced to twenty-five years in prison each for the brutal assault of a 21-year-old taxi driver.

The incident took place in the Khistevarx jamoat of the Bobojon-Ghafourov district on June 8 this year.  

“Ozodbek Sodiqov, 22, and Ghaybullo Sattorov, 21, (both are residents of the Bobojon-Ghafourov district) brutally beat the taxi driver following quarrel and then smothered him to death.  They threw his body in a water storage pond and sold his car in Kyrgyzstan’s Leleik district for 6,000 somoni,” a source at the Sughd regional court told Asia-Plus in an interview.  

The Sughd regional court sentenced Sodiqov and Sattorov to 25 years in prison each.  They will serve their terms in a high-security penal colony.