A Slovak investigative reporter and his girlfriend were shot dead in their home in an attack likely linked to his reporting on tax evasion, Slovakia’s top police official said Monday.
The bodies of 27-year-old Jan Kuciak and his partner were found on Sunday evening in their house in the town of Velka Maca, east of the capital, Bratislava, national police force president Tibor Gaspar said.
Police went to the house at the request of a worried family member.
Gaspar said the slayings “likely have something to do with his investigative activities.” He declined to elaborate.
Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said if that if that were the case, it would be “an unprecedented attack on freedom of the press and democracy in Slovakia.”
Fico announced his government was offering 1 million euros ($1.56 million Cdn) to anyone who helped the authorities find the people responsible.
Reporters Without Borders, a watchdog group based in Paris, noted that Kuciak