A terrified nine-year-old girl posted a TikTok video about a neighbour who was allegedly trying to force his way into her home moments before she died.
In a video capturing the last moments of the child, the 33-years-old unidentified man is heard pounding on the front door and raging about noise that has been coming from their apartment.
The girl's father had apparently been doing some repairs on the property in the Russian city of Chita on February 17. He had then left the children briefly alone when he went to the shops.
According to the little girl describing the situation in her TikTok, the man had been knocking for a long time and the noise could be heard even in the other room.
She also mentioned that she was home alone with her four and 14-year-old brothers as their father went to the store.
She approached the front door to film outside while the neighbour was raging, and is seen forcing a smile for the camera although she is noticeably scared that he could break in at any moment.
“He has been standing here for several minutes, knocking and cursing. I'm scared!" she said.
The girl was reportedly fatally injured minutes after the video was filmed when the drunk neighbour allegedly fired his hunting rifle through the door and shot the girl who was nearby in the head.
When the father returned home he saw the drunk neighbour at the staircase and when he entered the house he found his daughter covered in blood but still alive.
The girl was immediately taken to the hospital but she died on the way before being able to receive medical attention.
"Such a pure, bright girl. She was clever and an excellent student. She sang in the choir and skated. She was very kind, compassionate and generous," the girl's aunt Tatyana Ermolina said.
The police have already arrested the neighbour and opened a criminal case for the murder of a minor.
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