Photo: Dzenana (Meho) Gacka. 1969-1992
Photo: Fahrudin (Meho) Gacka. 1963-1992 (first from right), in company with Dzevad Kustura and Senad Muhic. All three worked in Terpentin factory.
Photo: Meho (Bekto) Gacka. 1928-1992 (first from right)
Photo: Hamsa (Redzo Kasapovic) Gacka. 1930-1992 (third woman from left)
During the trial of Milan and Sredoje Lukic, VG-115 testified about the murder of the Gacka family. NOTE: The witness mistakenly called the victim Amela instead of Dzenana. All other information about the victim – place of residence, parents name, place and circumstance of death match. Full transcript can be found here.
He needed fuel, and he said to me, Turn around and look out the window, that’s my girlfriend Amela Gacka from Dobrun, the village of Dobrun.
Q. Did you ever see this woman sitting in a car driven by Milan Lukic?
A. I noticed that woman in the Passat vehicle, but that was in late autumn, not on that day but in late autumn, a couple of months thereafter.
Q. After you met her, did you learn what happened to her?
A. I also had occasion to see her walking with Milan Lukic’s mother. They would be carrying some groceries that they had bought at the green market, and I could notice that Amela Gacka was pregnant.
Q. Is she alive today?
A. Amela Gacka is no longer alive.
Could you tell us in which conditions she died, if you know?
A. I was returning from the centre of town, from the public accountancy service (redacted) Amela Gacka was sitting by Milan in a car. He took her out and to the bridge, to the bridge over the Drina River. I remember, it had to be sometime around or before, rather, 1.00 p.m., during the day that is. She was the last victim that I know of in the city of Visegrad and this happened in autumn, in late autumn, it was cold. Actually, from what I learned Milan had her returned, had her specifically returned from Belgrade in order to cut short her young life. Amela Gacka had a father and a brother,Meho Gacka was the father and I forgot the name of the brother (redacted)
Q. You say that he made her come back so that he would end her life. What do you mean by that?
A. What I mean is that Gojko Lukic, his older brother, actually gave all that up and he was no longer noticed — his presence was no longer noticed in these last months in Visegrad. He left the town together with Amela Gacka to build a future somewhere else with her and live with her somewhere else and she was also pregnant. Before giving birth and giving — bringing a new life into this world, he brought her back to the Bosnian city of Visegrad and took her life. Otherwise Amela Gacka would also be a witness here today and she would have many a thing to tell about what Milan Lukic did. I’m very sorry for her and for her parents — parent and her brother, whom I knew well, although I do not know where they are today nor whether they are still alive. I have no information whatsoever about them.