Minors say they assaulted teacher "for fun"

NOVI SAD -- A group of boys suspected of assaulting and battering a teacher in Novi Sad told the police that they had no motive for the attack.

Ivan Janeš was assaulted and injured in a park in Novi Sad last weekend.

The police brought in the suspects and interviewed them in the presence of their parents.

The website 021.rs is quoting the group as saying that they "really only wanted to have a bit of fun."

A total of seven suspects have been detained, four of which are facing criminal charges.

According to reports, there have been a total of 39 previous criminal complaint against them for robbery and aggravated theft.

But the remaining three suspects are children that cannot be prosecuted, and will not be charged, the police said.

However, one of their parents will face criminal charges for child neglect, the police explained.