BUSAN, South Korea – The body of a 16-year-old found dead in front of an apartment building last Thursday shocked the Sasang community, when it was revealed that he was strangled to death by a classmate.
The body was found at 11:41 pm by a tenant of the apartment, when she noticed that another boy was hovering over the dead body. When asked if the boy was ok, the classmate of the boy claimed, "I didn't do it!" and ran off. Soon after, the classmate of the boy jumped off the apartment building.
The boys were apparently classmates, and the murder victim was intimidated by the much larger classmate. The 5'9, 90 kg, boy named Kim strangled the victim much smaller victim Min (5'4, 60 kg) with a string.
According to the Joongang Ilbo, police said teachers and classmates testified that Kim was attracted to Min since March, asking him to play computer games at a PC bang several times, but Min completely ignored him.
The police found the string used to strangle Min and a receipt for it in Kim’s pocket. It was bought at a nearby supermarket at 8 p.m. on the day of the deaths.