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Actor With Kyrgyzstan's Russian Drama Theater Found Dead

Russian-language actor Vasily Polzunov (file photo)

BISHKEK -- An actor with the Kyrgyz capital's Chingiz Aitmatov Russian Drama Theater has been found dead.

Bishkek police say the body of Vasily Polzunov was found near an apartment block early in the morning of February 8.

The body bore signs of having been beaten

Police say a male suspect was detained after the alleged attack.

The incident took place days after a man, identified as Mikhail Berchin, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for raping and killing an actress from the same theater.

The actress, Oksana Gogol, was found beaten in the center of Bishkek in December 2013. She later died in hospital.

The Chingiz Aitmatov Russian Drama Theater was established in the Central Asian nation in 1935.