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North Korean Defector, 6-Year-Old Son Die Of Starvation In Seoul

The police mentioned there was no meals within the lady’s fridge when the our bodies had been discovered. (Representational)


The our bodies of a North Korean defector and her younger son have been discovered of their condo, Seoul police mentioned Tuesday, with native media reporting they appeared to have died of hunger.

The mom, solely recognized by the surname Han, and her six-year-old son had been discovered on July 31, about two months after their deaths, authorities mentioned.

“We did not see any signs of murder or suicide,” an officer at Seoul’s Gwanak Police Station informed AFP.

“We are waiting to get the autopsy results from the National Forensic Service.”

Defectors in South Korea are eligible for subsidies from the authorities, however some wrestle to combine into the South’s very totally different society.

Han, believed to be in her 40s, withdrew the three,858 received (US$3.16) she had in her checking account two months in the past, in line with the South’s Dong-A Ilbo newspaper.

Her month-to-month hire and fuel payments had been greater than a 12 months overdue, it reported, and there was no meals in her fridge when the our bodies had been discovered.

The newspaper mentioned she had defected to the South through China and Thailand in 2009, later marrying a Korean-Chinese language man and shifting to China. After a divorce she returned to Seoul final 12 months together with her son, however had problem discovering work.

Police declined to verify Dong-A Ilbo’s report.

South Korea is Asia’s fourth-biggest economic system, however household deaths as a result of poverty and social isolation have been incessantly reported lately.

Authorities knowledge confirmed final 12 months that North Korean defectors had been thrice extra prone to commit than South Koreans to commit suicide, as a result of trauma, isolation and monetary hardships.

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