A Russian model floored her medical professor grandmother after the pensioner told her she had achieved nothing in her career, it has been reported.
Dr Alevtina Bogdanova, 81, an eminent respiratory specialist in St Petersburg, is recovering in hospital after sustaining serious head injuries.
Model Irina Vasilyeva, 25, has been detained and faces up to eight years in jail if convicted of causing grievous bodily harm.
Initial reports citing law enforcement said the professor had refused to give her “intoxicated” granddaughter cash to buy alcohol, and the model struck Dr Bogdanova putting her life in jeopardy.
A new report from news outlet Mash on the Moika says Irina had fallen out with her boyfriend “and went to her granny in the hope of a sincere conversation – or at least a drop of support.”
But she was “hit by criticisms” and the distinguished professor mocked her glamour career, telling her: "You have not achieved anything.”
The model then slapped the octogenarian across the face with her palm, and in a second blow punched her in the eye, according to the police report.
The academic sustained an eye injury, an internal head wound, and a fracture at the base of her skull.
The catwalk star only called an ambulance six hours after the incident, say reports.
Dr Bogdanova is now conscious in hospital and is said to want her granddaughter to be “punished”.
Vasilyeva, now in custody, confessed to the double strike on Dr Bogdanova, said police.
A neighbour said she was “very calm” when police quizzed her.
Neighbor Leonid, who witnessed police detaining her, said: “I had a feeling she spoke about the events with pleasure."
Sources say the model had been out of work during the pandemic, and was short of money, according to local media.
Dr Bogdanova is the author of more than 150 scientific publications and has been a professor since 1993.
A Ren TV video showed the handcuffed woman being escorted to a court hearing.
Kalininsky district court denied the model’s plea for house arrest and detained her for two months pending further investigations.
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