Beautician, 20, fights for life after drunk dad allegedly shot her in head

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A 20-year-old woman is fighting for her life after her policeman father shot her in the head when she rode him home drunk from a party, says Russian law enforcement.

Beautician Alina Varakina, who is also a medical student, was shot in a taxi with his service handgun, say reports.

She is in a “grave” condition with bullet wounds to her skull.

Traffic police officer Sergei Varakin, 47, was detained on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with a firearm.

Their family has refused to comment on the shooting in Sergiev Posad city.

The divorced father and his daughter were said to be close, and she had accompanied him to a party celebrating a police holiday, say reports.

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She often posted pictures of both parents, and in her final video showed her love for him.

The traffic cop’s colleagues had called the taxi to get him home, said reports.

The driver said the policeman suddenly became aggressive during the journey home.

He had dozed in the taxi “but woke up and threatened her, then pulled out a handgun and fired it”.

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According to reports the driver picked up the pair and Alina sat in the front seat whilst her drunken dad laid on the back seat.

When he heard the gun shot he stopped the taxi and the policeman got out and walked away, leaving his daughter with blood flowing from her head wound in the front seat of the vehicle.

The woman regained consciousness at the scene, while he was detained by police, and remains in custody.

The driver said: “She said that she was in great pain, I held her hand."

The victim studies at a leading Moscow medical and dentistry university.

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