A nurse was invited by a man to his house for a romantic meal but she ended up leaving disfigured after he bit off her ears, nose, and fingertips.
Nurse Irina Gonchar, 41, met Anatoliy Ezhkov, 45, online and he later invited her to his house for their first date. Once there, Ezhkov, believed to have been high on drugs, plied Gonchar with alcohol then beat her up before tying her up with a cord and sinking his teeth into her flesh. He then allegedly tried to strangle her but couldn’t get a firm grip on her neck because of the amount of blood. He resorted to ripping off her ears, nose, and fingertips with his teeth as well as taking chunks out of her spine.
The ordeal lasted four hours before neighbours who heard her screams called the police. She was taken to hospital suffering from concussion, a rib fracture and severe wounds to the rest of her body.
A relative of the woman told local media: "This torture lasted for four hours, this man tore at her body with his teeth, she is positive he tried to kill her. He tried to smother her, but her neck was covered by blood and his hands got slippy. Neighbours heard screams but they are used to these things as there are lots of alcoholics living in the hostel."
The attacker was questioned by police then released on police bail until a court hearing. This angered the victim's family.
One of the victim’s family told local media: "How could the cops let him go? What if he breaks into her flat after she is sent home and tries to kill her?"
Neighbour, Ludmila Zalomskaya, added: "I am shocked with this story and even more shocked he was released."
A police spokesman confirmed the incident took place but declined to comment.