A popular barber was stabbed to death with a meat skewer over a ‘bad haircut’ by an angry customer whose friends had mocked his new look, Dailymail has reported.
A shocking video of the incident shows customer Pavel Luzyanin chasing hairdresser Dany-Dastan Adkhamov, 24, into the street and stabbing him three times in the chest in revenge for his £2.60 trim.
The horrific footage was caught on CCTV in the town of Troitsk, 23 miles south of Moscow.After the attack Luzyanin then walked away as Mr Adkhamov staggered to his feet before being helped by a passing cyclist.
The attacker then turned around, and seeing his victim was still alive, calmly walked back and coldly killed him by stabbing him in the neck with the barbecue skewer. He did so in front of bystanders who did nothing to deter him, according to police.
Mr Adkhamov died before an ambulance arrived. The victim, known to his friends as Danya, was an illegal immigrant from Uzbekistan who had set up a thriving business with many regular customers offering cut price haircuts.
Pavel Luzyanin chased and stabbed the barber to death
Luzyanin had come for a haircut on Friday, paid 200 roubles, and left, seemingly happy with his haircut. But he had returned next day furious over it.
Mr Adkhamov agreed to improve the cut – and he went away again. But his friends at a nearby car repair shop told him his hair was ‘cut like a prisoner’.
Vengeful Luzyanin told friends he ‘could not bear’ the mockery, and he returned to seek out the barber.
‘The client just grabbed Danya, pushed him out into the street and stabbed three times with a meat skewer,’ said one account.
Luzyanin, 28, was stopped and detained by road traffic police soon after the killing as he sought to leave Moscow region, said Russian senator Anton Belyakov in a Facebook post.
Police revealed he had been jailed previously for robbery and car theft. A friend of Luzyanin said: ‘I’ve known Pavel for about five years. In general he is a kind and helpful guy, but his drinking habit never did him good.
‘And now, instead of finishing with that KAMAZ truck he was repairing, he did such a horrible thing.’
Now Mr Adkhamov’s clients are raising money to send his body back to his family in Uzbekistan. One said the barber had ‘golden hands’ and could have got a job at a top salon if he had not been an illegal migrant worker.
He was his mother’s only son, and she depended on the money he sent home.
‘He worked hard and he always gave the best possible results,’ said one loyal customer, Alexey, an ex-Russian army officer, now a businessman.
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