A father from Skopje claims that the police is attempting to cover up a knife attack on his son because the attacker is the son of a senior police official.

Filip Filipovski was stabbed in a discotheque in the village of Marino last Saturday, and is still in critical condition. His father Kiril claims that there were two attackers, one of them the son of former Petrovec Mayor Zvonko Cvetkovski, who is now a top Interior Ministry official.

I have to go public with the case because attempts are being made to force the witnesses to change their initial statements which they gave in my presence, in the hospital where Filip was admitted. The witnesses directly pointed out the attackers, but now they are being threatened. The attackers need to receive the punishment they deserve, because if they don’t tomorrow it will be some other kid which will be stabbed, Goce Filipovski, the father of the attacked child, wrote in a comment he shared on Facebook.

The police confirmed the incident and used the initials to identify the attackers and the stabbed man.