A BUILDER has been accused of beating and strangling his client to death because he ‘feared he would not get paid for his shoddy work’, according to reports.
Almaz Ibraev, 41, was arrested by cops after they found the body of hairstylist Yuliana, 27, at her new apartment on November 23 in St Petersburg, Russia.
Her body was found bagged up in rubble sacks when police arrived after responding to a missing persons report.
Yuliana had recently hired Ibraev to carry out work on her new apartment and had travelled over to check on the progress of the refurbishment on the day of her death.
She was last seen entering the apartment block before she vanished – leading cops to believe Ibraev could be involved.
The hairdresser was repeatedly struck over the head with a heavy object before being strangled, cops revealed.
When Russian police found her remains wrapped in plastic, there were signs of bruising and what appeared to be a wire mark around her neck.
Police put Ibraev on a wanted list and began an extensive search of the city.
He was eventually seized outside a hostel on November 27 but the motive for the murder is currently unclear.
One local media report suggests Yuliana was unhappy with the builder’s work and he feared he would not be paid.
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The victim’s older sister paid tribute to Yuliana on social media, writing: “Sister, you are forever in my heart.”