A resident of Sverdiac village, Rascani district, aged 55, died being struck with an ax by a friend, whom he came to visit. 

According to the press officer of the General Inspectorate of Police, Oxana Todirica, the case took place on Thursday, November 24 at 00:30. "It all happened after the men, who had consumed alcohol, got into an argument. As a result, the householder took an ax and hit the other man in the head. Later, the victim made his way towards his home, but died on the way. In the morning, he was found dead by a local resident, who called the police," Todirica said.

The accused, aged 42, was detained for a period of 72 hours.

If found guilty, he faces up to 15 years of imprisonment.

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