This is the moment a young man is mocked by his potential coworker in a video that reportedly resulted in his public ridicule and eventual suicide after it was shared online.
A fresh-faced 22-year-old named Mladen Dulic, 22, attempts to dodge the impertinent questions of his would-be colleague during a recorded job interview at a petrol station in the city of Laktasi in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
In the online clip, the gas station worker identified as Veljko Trisic, 44, can be seen ridiculing the job seeker as he attempts to fill out a job application questionnaire with good humour.
Trisic questions the young man’s work ethic by asking him if he would bring a blanket to work.
He adds: “You also have to write down whether you fell asleep during a night shift before.
“Seriously, you have to write down whether you slept… have you ever done a night shift?”
He then says to the young man: “Oh yes, and please write down if you eat cevapi with two pieces of flatbread or only one?”
The young man replies: “I don’t eat cevapi.”
Cevapi is considered the national dish in both Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The petrol station worker then states: “You don’t eat cevapi?
“I’ve been eating cevapi for 20 years.”
He then tells the potential petrol station employee that he will be “left with no food” if he refuses to eat the traditional minced dish.
Mladen allegedly committed suicide after he was subjected to bullying, harassment and ridicule for days after the video was shared online.
He was found dead in a utility room in his home on Friday, 28th October, according to local media reports.
Biljana Culafic, a psychotherapist and victim abuse worker told local media that the online world is plagued by “sadistic personalities” who take advantage of the anonymity of their “false identities”.
She added: “Young people, adolescents, do not yet have a clear answer to the question “who am I” and “where do I belong” and that is why they are more vulnerable than adults.
She went on to state that adults take a while to develop a “built in understanding” that suicide “is an irreversible act.”
The psychotherapist added: “It is an extremely serious phenomenon that our society must deal with seriously, and these things should be reported and help sought.”
Meanwhile, Trisic and another employee of the petrol station who took part in the bizarre act named Drazen Kudra, 30, were arrested and detained by the police.
Banja Luka Police Department said in a statement: “Two people whose initials are V. T. and D. K. from Laktasi have been arrested on suspicion of having committed the criminal offence of unauthorized recording and their criminal investigation is ongoing.”
Authorities from the Banja Luka District Public Prosecutor’s Office reported they are undertaking all measures to investigate the case.