The man who early on Wednesday morning crashed his car against a protesters’ ger put up in Sukhbaatar Square, saying he wanted to kill G.Uyanga, a leader of the protest movement, is mentally ill and was released from a mental hospital only on April 5, after 17 days of treatment. Six of the 17 people in the ger were injured.
Col. T.Sainjargal of the General Police said a dark-green Toyota Land Cruiser-80, bearing No. UBM 01-40 and driven by M.Mashbat, 48, was spotted on the square just after 5.15 a.m. but the patrolling policemen, in four cars and on foot, could not do anything because they were taken by surprise and could not imagine what was going to happen.
Mashbat was sentenced to four years in prison for hooliganism in 2000 and was released 7 months and 2 days before time. He got a “B” class driving license in 2004.
The car is registered in the name of Mashbat”s son-in-law D.Aranjin.