The people in attendance are so much that there is a large queue at the entrance of the church where the memorial service is offered, and it is virtually impossible to enter, informed the Armenian News-NEWS.am reporter in Armenia’s second largest city.
The burial service for the slain Avetisyan family members is slated to get underway at 2pm.
A large number of police forces are on duty in the area.
Six members of the Avetisyan family—including a two-year-old girl—were shot dead, and a six-month-old baby boy was wounded in their house in Gyumri on Monday. Valery Permyakov, a serviceman of the 102nd Russian Military Base in the city, stands accused in this crime. Permyakov was apprehended by the Russian border guards near the Armenian-Turkish border, and he was arrested on Wednesday. It was decided that the Russian side will be investigating the case involving this soldier.