Ger­many ar­rests sus­pect over killing of jour­nal­ist

Muscat Daily - - WORLD -

Sofia, Bul­garia - Ger­man po­lice of­fi­cials have ar­rested a man sus­pected of the rape and mur­der of Bul­gar­ian tele­vi­sion jour­nal­ist Vik­to­ria Mari­nova, Bul­gar­ian of­fi­cials said.

But Bul­gar­ian pros­e­cu­tors said that, at least for now, the killing does not ap­pear linked to her work as a jour­nal­ist.

The body of 30 year old Mari­nova - who pre­sented a cur­rent af­fairs talk pro­gramme called De­tec­tor for the small TVN tele­vi­sion chan­nel - was dis­cov­ered on a river­side path in the north­ern Bul­gar­ian town of Ruse on Satur- day. Au­thor­i­ties said she died from blows to the head and suf­fo­ca­tion. She was also raped.

The Bul­gar­ian sus­pect was picked up late on Tues­day at the re­quest of Bul­gar­ian au­thor­i­ties, In­te­rior Min­is­ter Mladen Mari­nov told a news con­fer­ence. “We have enough proof link­ing this per­son to the scene of the crime,” he said.

Ger­man po­lice con­firmed a 20 year old man was ar­rested in the town of Stade near Ham­burg on sus­pi­cion of rap­ing, rob­bing and killing Mari­nova.

(AFP)

Peo­ple light can­dles dur­ing a vigil in mem­ory of Bul­gar­ian jour­nal­ist Vik­to­ria Mari­nova, in the city of Ruse on Mon­day

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