Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Mafia man may be behind Tupý murder

The Pravda daily on February 28 reported that one of murderers of student Daniel Tupý may have been a member of the Bratislava mafia. The police confirmed on February 27 that they had charged one person with murder and three people with causing serious bodily harm. One of the charged, who allegedly participated in the murder of the student, was a man with the nickname Grco [roughly translated, ‘Puker’], who was a member of the mafia in the Bratislava district of Lamač. He committed suicide several months after the murder of Daniel Tupý [but was, nonetheless, formally charged].

The Pravda daily on February 28 reported that one of murderers of student Daniel Tupý may have been a member of the Bratislava mafia. The police confirmed on February 27 that they had charged one person with murder and three people with causing serious bodily harm. One of the charged, who allegedly participated in the murder of the student, was a man with the nickname Grco [roughly translated, ‘Puker’], who was a member of the mafia in the Bratislava district of Lamač. He committed suicide several months after the murder of Daniel Tupý [but was, nonetheless, formally charged].

Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák did not want to provide further information about the other perpetrators. He would only say that all those whom the police charged appeared to be members of extremist movements, but that the police will examine whether they really belonged to such groups and what kind of motive they had. Kaliňák thus indirectly indicated that there were some basic questions about the murder remain to be answered. According to one version of events, it has not been ruled out that the murder may have been an initiation for new members joining a neo-Nazi group or Mafia group. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports

The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

EC scrutinises state aid for Jaguar Photo

There is a question whether the scrutiny may impact the carmaker’s plans to invest in Slovakia.

The construction site of a brand new plant of Jaguar Land Rover near Nitra.

Vote-buying scandal lands village mayor in court

Some Roma claiming the mayor of Gemerská Poloma, Miroslav Michalka was buying votes, have changed their testimonies.

Stanislav Kučerák (blue shirt) is a key witness in the vote-buying case.

Police president refuses the proposals of students

He turned down their suggestions for a public debate but invites them to talk about corruption at the Police Corps Presidium.

Police President Tibor Gašpar

How to sell Slovak books to English readers

Slovak literature makes it to the big bookstores of London, but it is unlikely to become a bestseller yet.

On Wednesday, Slovak literature will be presented in one of the biggest bookstores in London. Among the new books translated into English is also the anthology of current Slovak prose selected and translated by Magdalena Mullek and Júlia Sherwood.