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A thirty-six-year old woman who is suspected of having killed her four children before attempting to commit suicide has been charged with the crime, following police interrogation. Police informed the public of this step on Monday. The case is being closely followed as one of the worst crimes in the country’s modern history. The woman is currently in a psychiatric clinic, from where she will be transported to a prison hospital. The mother is the prime suspect though it is still not clear what could have led her to brutally murder her four children aged between 2 months and 8 years. There is speculation that she might have been suffering from a serious case of post-natal psychosis. Her live-in partner, the father of the youngest child, who came upon the scene of the tragedy, has suffered a mental breakdown and is in the care of doctors.

Average Czech salaries up by 2.5 percent year-on-year

The Czech Republic’s average monthly salary increased by 574 crowns in the second quarter of 2011, according to fresh data from the Czech Statistical Office. Czechs earned 23 984 crowns per month on average in this period, a growth of 2.5 percent year-on-year, or 0.7 percent after adjustment for inflation. In the entrepreneurial sphere, the trend of increasing salaries continues to be strong, with the nominal growth averaging 3.2 percent, while a lower rate of growth in non-entrepreneurial professions has been observed. Employees in the public sector and in science and research saw the biggest drop in salaries.