Austrian Times RSS FeedsLike the Austrian Times Facebook page!Follow us on Twitter!


Events for April
M T W T F S S
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 1 2 3 4
Add your event FREE

Today



BurgKino

Pub Quiz everyTuesday at Johnny's Pub

Popular in Austria

Smell Stop

Cosmo&Nanu

Sold Child Dumped

Interpol are hunting a woman from Bosnia who sold her son to a childless couple so she could get enough money for a new life in the west.

But the scam was exposed when the childless couple decided they also wanted to go west - and dumped the kid at Christmas because they were unable to get the paperwork for him.

The tearful boy who had been found half frozen and with several unexplained injuries including a broken arm is currently recovering in a local hospital in the northern town of Bijeljina.

Bosnian police who identified the boy's mother, named as Bisera Suljic, 25, said that she had decided to leave the country after her husband died and she was left without any money and a two-and-a-half-year old son to raise.

But when his new family decided to move they were refused a passport for the boy, so they packed up their possessions in a car and set off anyway - simply leaving him behind.

Interpol are now searching for the boy's mother as well as the couple that abandoned the child - all of whom are members of the Bosnian Roma community.

Police spokeswoman Danka Prodanovic said: "The regional public prosecutor knows about the case and are working on it together with police."

Austrian Times


Are you on Facebook? Like the Austrian Times on Facebook and win great prizes!




Tag cloud:
family  regional  couple  Danka  child  police  childless  simply  Interpol  prosecutor  possessions  spokeswoman  money  passport  anyway  Bosnia  packed  knows  died  Prodanovic


Latest News

 

Schools Ordered To Save, But Also To Buy Expensive Scales
Austria's embattled finance ministry has been dragged into a new scandal after it emerged that at the same time as demanding schools save 57 Millionen Euros, they were also expected to find an additional 3 million to buy an approved set of weighing scales.

OAP Hunts Down THIS Hit And Run Cyclist
Does anyone recognise this cyclist? If so you can get yourself 200 euros, and do a good deed in the process.

Property price rise continues
The price of property in Vienna has now spiralled so much that every 4th apartment comes with a price tag of 500,000 or more. And every second flat costs 300,000 or more.

Free Staff For One Person Companies - But Only In NÖ
Since the beginning of the year one-man-companies, the so called "Ein-Personen-Unternehmen" in Lower Austria have been entitled to help in the form of a free assistant.

What is on at Burg Kino this week? (18 April - 24 April)



This week at the Burg Kino on the Opernring the following films are showing:





Austria Accused Of Ignoring Giant Nazi Swastika
A huge swastika that has scarred the walls of an Austrian castle for the past 80 years is still on view despite breaching strict postwar rules banning all Nazi symbols.

Jetflyers Take The Jet Ski Onto The Road
An Austrian company is making waves after they came up with the idea of taking a jet ski – and fitting it with wheels.

Nuns invite young women to get a taste of Abbey life
In a bid to revive their Austrian abbey that doubles up as a health resort, a group of nuns are inviting young women to come and stay with them to get a taste of nun life.

Austrian women earning over fifth less than men
Austrian women are earning on average 23.4 percent less than men in the country, according to Statistik Austria.

Exploring photography and art through 1960s cult film Blow-Up
Vienna's Albertina is putting on an photography exhibition featuring stills from the cult sixties photography film Blow-Up by Michelangelo Antonioni.

 


Mala Vrata

The most popular stories –
last 7 days



Don't moan alone, the Ombudsman Investigates.

Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.

Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.


Austrian Zimmers