Seoul mourns woman murdered near Gangnam station

(From Yonhap)

Hundreds of mourners continued to head to South Korea’s busiest subway station in southern Seoul on Friday to pay their respects to the victim who lost her life due to an attack by a stranger earlier this week.

Kim is flanked by police officers as he leaves the Seocho Police Station in Seoul on May 19

Kim is flanked by police officers as he leaves the Seocho Police Station in Seoul on May 19

A 34-year-old man is suspected of stabbing the 23-year-old woman, who was a stranger to him, multiple times at a bathroom in a building near Gangnam Station early Tuesday.

The man, identified only by his surname Kim, was arrested by police later in the day.

Kim waited for about an hour and a half for a woman to show up at the building, according to the police. When the victim, whose identity was withheld, appeared at the unisex bathroom, Kim attacked her with a knife he had brought.

During the police investigation, Kim said he had always been ignored by women. Read More



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