'Last night my brother was on the square in front of the building of the Ganja Executive Authority. Suddenly, 60-70 young people appeared there and attacked the deputy head of the Ganja Police Department, Colonel Ilgar Balakishiyev. My brother was killed when he tried to save his colleague.' This was stated by the brother of the killed Lieutenant-Colonel Samad Abbasov, representative of the Office of Muslims of the Caucasus Haji Tahir Abbasov.
According to him, Samad Abbasov was killed by a direct blow of the knife in his heart.
'They did not expect that a crowd of young people armed with knives and cudgels would appear. It is not in the nature of Ganja residents to kill innocent people. It was a planned action. People hiding in Armenia through the Internet are spreading calls for murders. They want to shake the situation. My brother became a martyr during his service,' he said.