The shooting in Hurbanovo in which three Roma men died and another two were seriously injured might have been motivated by a mental breakdown caused by professional frustration, the Sme daily reported on June 23.
The police are now investigating a theory that the shooter, 51-year-old Milan Juhász, failed to resolve disputes with the Roma family as a municipal police officer so he decided to take matters into his own hands, Sme wrote.
“I woke up in the morning with [the feeling that] I have to make order with them,” Juhász reportedly told the judge, Sme wrote.
The police will now ask for the psychiatric examination which it hopes will help them to find the motive for shooting.
An MP for the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH), Pavol Hrušovský, said he would like Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák to inform the parliamentary committee for human rights about the investigation of the shooting, the TASR newswire reported.
Members of the committee also discussed the possibility of sending MPs to review the situation in Hurbanovo but that suggestion was not welcomed by several deputies.
“I have nothing against it but the timing is not good,” said Smer MP Vladimír Jánoš, as quoted by TASR, adding that tension in the town is increasing and that it would probably been not very desirable to go there.
Another Smer MP, Jana Laššáková, believes the situation in Hurbanovo is still very emotional and sensitive, TASR wrote.
A visit to Hurbanovo was questioned by Hrušovský. “We should rather invite minister Kaliňák to inform us about the preliminary results of the investigation,” he said.
Source: Sme, TASR
For more information about this story please see: Police officer charged in Hurbanovo shooting
Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports
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25. Jun 2012 at 14:00