A Russian model is fighting for life after reportedly falling from the third-floor balcony of her boyfriend’s apartment to be discovered almost naked in a bush by a cleaner.
Ksenia Puntus, 21, was reportedly found in freezing temperatures at the bottom of a unit block in Moscow the morning after she was dropped at her boyfriend’s flat following a party.
The model, who previously posed for Russian Vogue, reportedly suffered broken ribs, legs and a broken pelvis in the near fatal fall on January 11, and also sustained head and chest injuries.
Police are reportedly investigating whether foul play was a factor in the incident, as was suggested by her friend and fellow model, Alesya Kafelnikova.
“Ksenia was not taking drugs, which means we and her family know that something wrong happened,” she said.
“But people who were at the party with her deny everything and insist they took her back home to her boyfriend. She was at the party with a bunch of people I know. Most likely their parents will do all in their power to hide the truth.”
Ms Kafelnikov said Ksenia “was found undressed in the bushes not far from the block of flats where she allegedly fell”.
“It is incredibly sad, we are praying for her. She remembers nothing except her name.”
The woman has reportedly remained in a critical condition in hospital after undergoing two operations.
Police have interviewed one witness but no arrests have been made.
Ms Puntus’ boyfriend Andrei Bakov, 20, is the grandson of renowned film director Nikita Mikhailov, 74.
Do you have a story tip? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.