BISHKEK -- The trial of the son of the Bishkek mayor in connection with a fatal traffic accident has been postponed until November 15 due to the suspect being ill, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.
Supreme Court press secretary Baktybek Rysaliev told RFE/RL the trial started in the northern town of Tokmok on November 4 as scheduled but was postponed because the defendant is reportedly in the hospital.
Azamat Omurkulov, son of Bishkek Mayor Isa Omurkulov, was driving an SUV that collided with a car near the Dunlarov Bridge near Tokmok on the highway from Bishkek to Issyk-Kul in mid-August.
The driver of the car and two passengers were killed in the crash and Azamat Omurkulov was injured.
Isa Omurkulov told RFE/RL at the time that if his son is guilty "he will be accountable in front of Almighty God and the law."
Investigators say Azamat Omurkulov caused the accident. Omurkulov has been charged with vehicular manslaughter as a result of violating traffic regulations.
Omurkulov was initially asked not to leave Bishkek while the investigation was under way. He was later placed under house arrest.
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