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Family of Teacher Lajos Szögi Killed in Olaszliszka to Receive Compensation

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.04.03.

The family of Lajos Szögi, a teacher lynched after a minor road accident in the northeastern Hungarian village of Olaszliszka in 2006, is set to receive compensation of 4.9 million forints (EUR 15,200), Magyar Nemzet said on Wednesday.

Szögi was beaten to death by three men after causing mild injuries to a child in a road accident on October 15, 2006. The perpetrators were sentenced in 2009 to 17, 15 and 10 years in prison and were ordered to pay 46 million forints in compensation to the family of the victim.

Dezső H, the primary perpetrator, has sued the Hungarian state for inadequate conditions at the prison he was held. He won his case, and the compensation he received has been handed to the family of the victim as an installment of the compensation due to them, György Schadl, head of the Hungarian judiciary executive body which collects outstanding debts, told the paper.

The 44 year-old local geography teacher was beaten to death after accidentally running over the 11 year-old girl while driving his car through a Roma district of the village of Olaszliszka. Although the girl was only slightly injured, locals pulled him out of the car and beat him to death in front of his two daughters sitting in the car.

the featured image was made during the investigation; via MTI/Vajda János