Russian ‘sunlight eaters’ leave newborn child to die of ‘prolonged starvation’

The parents of a child who died of “prolonged starvation” have been detained in Russia after strange claims arised over their treatment of their newborn.

Mother Oxana Mironova, 33, and her partner Maxim Lyutyi, 43, rushed their roughly one-month-old baby boy to hospital after his condition deteriorated, but he sadly passed away.

Now, Mironova is under investigation for causing death by negligence, and was put under house arrest for two months by a judge.

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Lyutyi, known as a “radical raw foodist” who believes in “feeding on sunlight”, was separately detained for resisting police.

“The preliminary version of the infant's death is severe exhaustion…that the blogger tried to instil his nutrition system in the baby,” reported Zvezda News.

The boy is suspected of suffering pneumonia and emaciation after starvation.

The Russian Investigative Committee is examining the circumstances of the child’s tragic death near Black Sea resort city Sochi, and a criminal case has been launched.

The child was reportedly born at home, and was not seen by doctors.

Their apartment has been searched, say reports.

Lyutyi is known as “a propagandist of raw food” and a lifestyle trainer, said Mash media.

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He is the author of methods of "cleansing the body”.

“He is also an adherent of prana eating — feeding with the energy of the sun, without food or even water.”

He and his partner founded a club called ‘The Living Man’ intended to help Russians “improve their health and sort out personal problems”.

He is described as a “master of working with the body and consciousness” and offered “healing” to his clients.

Caution News citing law enforcement said that the couple “tried to transfer the baby to prana-eating — a diet in which people go without food and water for a long time and ‘feed on the sun’.”

His social media posts are filled with bizarre notions including accusing Greta Thunberg of being an “actress”, and claiming 3D printers were part of life in the 19th century.

Nine weeks ago he posted a video of him driving at 224 kph [139 mph], well above the Russian speed limit.


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