A high-flying female detective reportedly used her police handgun to kill herself after being forced to 'work with a male colleague she'd accused of raping her'.
Maria Klochkova, 23, had started her dream job as a criminal investigator in August after graduating with the highest grades and being fast tracked into the police.
But her life was ruined by a reported culture of bullying which culminated in her being subjected to a violent sexual attack by a more senior detective, she said.
Now the family of tragic Maria have gone public to demand a full investigation into her appalling death in a police station in Sochi, Russia.
The sister claimed there was a cover-up over her death with other reasons given by the police for her taking her own life.
“My sister is not mentally ill, she did not have schizophrenia, but was pushed to suicide,” posted Anna.
Investigators says she locked herself in her police office and used her handgun to shoot one bullet in her own head.
“She was raped by a detective. From that moment she thought she was a disgrace for our family, not the victim of an idiot," said Anna.
“She did not report him to police because she was afraid to ruin her career and she did not want others to know about it….”
A senior officer was aware of the rape but failed to act and forced Maria to work with the man she alleged had sexually attacked her, said Anna.
Friends said she had been subjected to appalling bullying and humiliation before she was raped.
The force refused to comment pending an internal police investigation and preliminary probe by the Investigative committee, equivalent of the FBI.