Instagram Model Claims She Was Thrown From Balcony In Murder Attempt
An Instagram model who fell from a balcony says she thinks someone tried to kill her.
Ekaterina 'Katya' Bobkova who was a witness in a high profile trial in Russia, believes she was drugged and hit over the head before being thrown from a balcony at the Špindlerův Mlýn mountain resort in the Czech Republic.
The 33ft fall left her fighting for her life in a coma.
Earlier this year, police ruled that her fall was an 'accident'. However, Russian medics have now come out and supported her claims that she was, in fact, unconscious when she fell.
Ms Bobovka had previously testified in an assault case involving two Russian footballers, Aleksandr Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev.
The pair were sentenced to 18 and 17 months in prison, respectively, for a drunken assault on a government official in Moscow.
Ms Bobkova had been with the players on the night out when they attacked politician Denis Pak and a driver for a well-known TV journalist.
Ms Bobkova got involved in the altercation and attempted to defend the driver from the attack.
At the time of the attack Kokorin, 28, was a striker with Zenit St. Petersburg and Mamayev, 30, was a midfielder for Krasnodar F.C.
According to reports, the case damaged the reputation of Russian football after the country's successful hosting of the 2018 World Cup months earlier.
Ms Bobkova had been invited on a trip to the Czech resort by a woman friend Tatiana Atemasova, a DJ, who had suddenly got back in contact with her after two years, she said.
On the night of her fall, Ms Bobkova said she 'drank no more than two glasses of wine' and warned guests that she would not be able to talk about the court case.
However, she claimed she was suddenly quizzed over it by men in the group and asked them to stop talking about it.
Bobkova then says after drinking wine she became 'sleepy' and 'did not remember anything' - she now claims she was drugged before being hit over the head.
She said: "Moscow doctors say that it looks like I was hit on the head first and then thrown down. They say I was unconscious when falling."
According to reports, her demand for an investigation is being considered by the committee.
Colonel Ivan Jezkova, of the regional police in Hradec Kralove, previously said police had investigated the case and concluded the fall was 'an accident'.
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