04:21 pm | Today | Social

A group of intellectuals in Armenia say that Republican Party MP Ruben
Hayrapetyan should weave his mandate after the recent scandal at his
Harsnakar Restaurant that resulted in the death of a military doctor.

The death of military doctor Vahe Avetyan at Hayrapetyan's Harsnakar
Restaurant has angered the intellectuals who say that Hayrapetyan
has no other alternative but refuse his deputy mandate.

"I do not view the murder separately, rather I consider that it
emanated from the general atmosphere and is characteristic of the
general situation," said Samvel Karapetyan, a specialist of Armenian
Historic Architecture.

The intellectuals blame the incident on everyone including those who
do not rule out that the tragedy might have happened elsewhere.

Ruben Babayan, Art Director of the Hovhannes Tumanyan Puppet Theater,
says everyone including Ruben Hayrapetyan is guilty for Avetyan's

The intellectuals call on their fellow citizens to forget the
whereabouts of the restaurant.

"One must not go to the slaughterhouse to eat something. It is not
acceptable," said Mr. Babayan.