Interior Minister Nicolae Moga on July 26 said he fired Police Chief Ioan Buda and two other officials - Olt County Prefect Petre Neacsu and Olt County Police Chief Cristian Voiculescu - over the slow response by police to the kidnapping.
Authorities say a 65-year-old mechanic is suspected of having picked her up in his auto as she was hitchhiking to Caracal from a nearby village.
A man casts a shadow outside the Interior Ministry, in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, July 26, 2019, next to flowers and candles placed in memory of a 15 year-old girl, killed after police took 19 hours to locate her after she was kidnapped by a man in southern Romania.
Prime Minister Viorica Dancila also called for efforts to reduce the authorities' reaction time in similar cases, after police were criticized for reacting too slowly to the girl's repeated phone calls for help to the country's emergency hotline.
Thousands of people took part Saturday evening in Bucharest in a march protesting the handling of the case, blaming Romanian officials for negligence, incompetence and a lack of empathy. A Facebook post by a man identified as the victim's uncle said: "My niece Alexandra may have been killed while police and prosecutors "guarded" the criminal".
"He's coming, he's coming", the teen identified as Alexandra said in one of the calls Thursday to Romania's 911 number, according to reports. "A few heads have fallen but not enough!"
Her family articulate officers did now not use her calls seriously, while police articulate they'd anguish tracing her.
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Among the dead were six women and one child, Khogyani said, adding that they were on their way to attend a wedding party. In the northern province of Takhar, at least 35 police officers were killed in a Taliban attack on security facilities.