Artsrun Hovhannisyan, Spokesman for the RA Ministry of Defense, made the following statement on his Facebook page:
“On November 4, at about 7:30p.m., under yet unexplained circumstances, Erik Ararat Harutyunyan (born in 2000), a conscript solider in one of the military units of the NKR Defense Army, received a fatal gunshot wound.
“An investigation into the incident has been launched.”
According to further details, the soldier’s body was found with a gunshot jaw wound. A criminal investigation into alleged forced suicide has been launched.