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Police trace bullying victim’s online abusers

Officers of the police’s cyber crimes unit have identified three persons suspected of posting abusive online messages against student Vangelis Giakoumakis who killed himself last month a few hundred meters away from his Dairy School dormitory in Ioannina, northern Greece, reports said Friday.

The three suspects reportedly include two students – one from Athens and another from the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos – and a 50-year-old man from Thessaloniki, in northern Greece. The 50-year-old is believed to have been arrested in the past in connection with other crimes.

According to police sources, the three suspects are not in any way connected to Ioannina.

Authorities had recently shut down the blog that contained the abusive messages.

An investigation surrounding the circumstances of the student’s disappearance and death has led to evidence that he had been repeatedly and violently abused by students at the farming college.