A 15-year-old boy from Russia defended his mother from a man trying to sexually assault her.
Unfortunately, he passed away due to severe injuries he sustained.
Vanya Krapivin was able to save his mother from the rapist, but he suffered serious injuries to his head.
According to Sky News, he just came back from school in Severodvink, northwestern Russia when he found their 37-year-old neighbor, Roman Pronin, trying to rape her mother.
As soon as he saw the attack, the teen picked up a 6-pound dumbbell and hit the attacker with it.
But Pronin grabbed the dumbbell off Vanya and struck back before running away from the scene.
The two were found unconscious by neighbors who had heard the fight. Vanya was left comatose after being hit with the dumbbell while his mother had been stabbed more than 20 times.
Surgeons had to remove some part of the teen’s brain and he remained in a coma for nine long months. He then started to recognize his nurse but he couldn’t eat liquid food.
His mother was not able to visit him for some time, according to a Russia news website.
After receiving criticisms, the mother said she didn’t visit her son because she couldn’t bear to see her son like that. She also blames herself for what happened to him.
Vanya was scheduled to be sent to Spain to for his recovery. Unfortunately, he caught flu and passed away.
Authorities are now investigating why Pronin, a convicted murderer who had been released from jail, was allowed to live near young children.
Last year, the 37-year-old was imprisoned for attempted murder, but will now face murder charges after the 15-year-old’s death.
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