Budapest, July 21 (MTI) – The Budapest prosecutor’s office will gather further information concerning a private complaint over a recent incident in connection with the contested Liget project in City Park, Bettina Bagoly, a spokeswoman for the authority, said on Thursday.
The complaint was submitted to the national police headquarters ORFK by individuals over their disturbance at the site by unknown perpetrators during the night on July 17, according to a statement released by the national police on Tuesday.
Police submitted records in connection with the case to the Budapest prosecution as suspicion of involvement of off-duty police officers has been raised, said ORFK.
Speaking to commercial television channel RTL Klub on Monday, a woman said that her daughter sleeping in a tent in the park had been kicked twice in the kidney by an unknown person.
She told later news portal index.hu that as an unknown person kicked the tent during the night she shouted that there was a girl sleeping inside. The perpetrator then delivered another kick shouting that “this is how the Liget must be protected!” the woman added. The daughter has not suffered any serious injuries, the portal said, citing a hospital report.
Environmentalists have been protesting for months against the project which they fear would ruin the popular public park.