Three teen sisters have been arrested on suspicion of killing their dad after he allegedly sexually abused them for years.
The three sisters - Kristina Khachaturian, 17, Maria Khachaturian, 18, and Angelina Khachaturian, 19 - are reportedly charged with attacking him with a knife and a hammer.
According to local reports, Mikhail Khachaturian, 57, is alleged to have raped his daughters for 'several years' and threatened to kill them if they spoke out about the abuse. He is also reported to have had links 'to the criminal world'.
The sisters reportedly attacked their dad while he sat in an arm-chair watching TV in their apartment in Moscow, Russia.
The brutal attack is reported to have involved him being stabbed in his chest and head, while one sister is alleged to have hit on the head with a hammer. The youngest sister is alleged to have used pepper spray on the man's face during the attack.
Local press reports that he attempted to escape from the building and got as far as the staircase outside the flat before the women caught up with him. From there, they are accused of repeatedly stabbing and hitting him until he died.
Cops are believed to have found the man's body in a pool of blood.
Kristina reportedly told cops: "We hated him and we wanted just one thing to happen - either that he disappeared or that we never knew him.
"We wanted him just to go away and never come back."
As reported by the Daily Mail, friends and neighbours claimed that Mikhail Khachaturian's wife, who was also mother to the sisters - had left him because of his abuse. He is also believed to have had a son, currently studying at Moscow University, but had 'thrown him out' of the family home.
According to a family friend, quoted by the newspaper, at least one of the girls had been 'sexually abused'.
"He was always beating them," they said. "Once he took them to a forest and threatened to kill them. The mother ran away from him, he banned all communication with her. The father was linked to the criminal world, he was a kind of mafia boss.
"He never worked, and just received some payments on his credit card."
The three women were arrested, following the incident. The younger two - Maria and Kristina - were taken into custody, while their elder sibling was taken to hospital due to an injury to her arm sustained in the alleged attack.
A spokesperson from the police has said: "All three suspects confessed to the crime. The
investigation is ongoing."
Other reports claim that the man had demanded the sisters spend their days cooking and cleaning and that if he wasn't pleased with their work he would abuse them.
He is also reported to have kept a gun to keep them in fear for their lives. Local media reports the man was divorced from his daughters' mother and that although the women did keep in touch with their mother, they never told her details of their lives because they didn't want to upset her or anger their father.
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