Man Scolds 16-year-old for Spitting, Gets Beaten-up and Dies

Two Koreans fighting

The unfortunate fight resulted in the death of a father in his 30s [stock photo]

From Seoul Newspaper:

Teenage Boy Spits on Floor…Family Man in his 30s Dies a Horrible Death

A family man in his 30s was beaten to death in front of his 6-year-old son by teenagers while trying to discipline one of them. Outraged citizens have called for an environment to be created as soon as possible whereby spoiled teenagers are punished accordingly.

According to West Suwon Police Station in Gyeonggi Province, on the 1st of August, the police booked the 16-year-old high school student Kim and 20-year-old Shin on charges of killing Mr. Kim (39).

The incident happened on the 21st of last month at 12:10 am when Mr. Kim scolded one of the teenagers by telling him ‘not to spit on the floor.’

Younger Kim (16) became outraged right after he was scolded by Mr. Kim, and started to beat him up. As the fight went on for too long, Shin (20), who was passing by, intervened and tried to alleviated the tension between two Kims. However, Shin’s attempt now led the fight to move between Mr. Kim and himself.

Younger Kim who watched this happen in turn tried to reduce the tension between Shin and Mr. Kim, but Mr. Kim ended up punching younger Kim in the face. Younger Kim became outraged again and beat Mr. Kim by kicking him. Mr. Kim fell backwards and hit his head on the asphalt ground.

Police officers were dispatched to the site who then called 119 emergency services to rush Mr. Kim to the local university hospital, but he was later diagnosed with a cerebral haemorrhage. Though treated with 8 hours of surgery, Mr. Kim ended up dying after 6 days.

Younger Kim who ran away when Mr. Kim fell, turned himself in as the police set out to locate his whereabouts. He made a statement saying that ‘I spat on the floor and he suddenly came to me and started to discipline me. So I became all violent.’

This tragedy happened when Mr. Kim went into a convenience store while enjoying a walk with his wife and his 6-year-old son. His wife went to get her purse when the incident happened. A young son had to watch his father being beaten up to death while crying. Police requested a biopsy by the National Forensic Service to inquire into the cause of death.

It is said that Mr. Kim’s wife requested the police for favourable arrangements since younger Kim is still young and his actions were accidental.

Comments from Naver:


This is all because of vacations and computer games… The Ministry of Family Affairs and Education ought to reduce the vacation period to 10 days in order to eliminate the 5-day a week school rule and not let anyone under the age of 19 into PC Bangs. [A few years back the government decided to make vacations longer instead of allowing children to go to school for 6 (sometimes even 7) days a week]


I have no idea what teachers are doing anymore. The comments these kids leave on the Internet show they know no proper grammar or spelling… If they are behind on intellectual development, the least they could have is moral education and they fail on that front as well… I really fear what this country will look like in 10 to 20 years.[The Korean school curriculum includes ‘Moral Education,’ a class that all children must take]


Jong-un, this is the moment! Fire that Taepo-dong missile, just do it! Let’s first take a hit and then think about what humanity really means. We need to see some blood before we see any resolution.


What is this last line about.. is that really his wife? Those punks ought to be caught


Even the police avoid those young punks out of fear.. There is no answer, just let them be.


Capital punishment will set this country straight… We need to toughen up criminal code. Yoo Young-chul, Oh Won-chun, they need to go first. Then we can straighten up this country. We need to teach them that crime won’t get you far, and that punishment is severe even when they are young bastards.


When you look at high school students, they are just as bad as adults. Ignoring them is the only answer.


And no one here ever spat on the street?


Rest in peace. You are the father of your son. In front of your son there are students smoking on the street. Is it right to just ignore that? Of course you cannot hit them since that could result in criminal charges, what is this.. Should one just report it to the police? Or teach your child to ignore it and avoid the situation if possible? Is this the state of law and order in this country? Is this how you want to raise your child?

미투데이 pegasus754:

Nearby my place there is a PC Bang and junior-high and high school students smoke like chimney and spit like camels there and I curse them off everytime I see them. They avoid me probably just because I too am young… But when I get older they could beat me to death… We urgently need education for young people. Sending them off to university will not solve anything, make them into proper human beings first


An innocent man died doing what police should be doing. Police ought to be doing their jobs properly. This really pisses me off on top of the weather. [There is a heatwave in Korea right now]


This woman is really out of it. Your husband is beaten to death and you are already asking for clemency on their behalf, are you fucking nuts?


Woman, how much are you pocketing from this?? What is this clemency about? How are you going to manage to live from now on??? You are honestly thinking about favourable arrangements?? Those thugs will live behind bars for a while… And you are trying to settle it out of court?? Police anyone??


Favourable arrangements…? Regardless of his age, he is the one who destroyed a family… Isn’t asking for favourable arrangement just too much?


It makes me speechless. A teenager who kills a man who preached at him…and then you have the victim’s wife asking for favourable arrangements? Can’t understand the two of them.


Wrong deeds must be redressed. Letting him off the hook just because he is young won’t help him. I think a teenager like him will cause more serious crimes as he grows up


I can’t believe the victim’s 6-year-old son saw his father being beaten up to death… That is so sad. What’s wrong with the victim’s wife who wants favourable arrangements? Does she care about others just as she cares about her dead husband? Whose future should she care about? Will the 6-year-old boy be the one who will seek revenge?


This makes me speechless…


I think that the victim thought the kid would stop spitting as he warned him, but he kept on talking back, which made the man irritated and eventually led him punch that teenager. And now he’s dead. Nobody can predict what’s gonna happen tomorrow.


That teenager should be beaten up by another teenager in front of his son when he gets old enough and that’s when he’ll realize that he did something terribly wrong.


‘The country of courteous people in the East’ [i.e. Korea] has now become history. Someone who offers help will just get punished and beaten up by teenagers


OMG I think the world is coming to an end~~~ I think parents in this country should not only make their children “STUDY” but also teach them how to behave properly.


What the hell is wrong with Mrs. Kim? Isn’t her husband dead? So mysterious… ~~~

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