Article from Yonhap News:
Father Kills Suspect in Daughter’s Rape
A man surrendered himself to police after murdering the suspect who allegedly raped his daughter.
The man did not believe in the justice system, and decided to take the law into his own hands.
On March 24 at 10:20 PM, on a street in Miryong-dong, Gunsan-si, Jeollabuk-do,
Mr. Park slashed Mr. Kim, the suspect in his daughter’s rape case.
Mr. Kim was taken to the hospital, but later died.
Two days ago, Mr. Park heard from his daughter that she had been raped by an older man that she knew, and went into a rage.
Mr. Park’s daughter and Mr. Kim were both attending the same school. A few days prior, Mr. Park had discovered strange messages on the social network service (SNS) on his daughter’s cell phone.
The conversations between his daughter and Mr. Kim included sexual content.
When he asked his daughter what her relationship was with Mr. Kim, she told him “Mr. Kim raped me twice.”
Mr. Park was enraged and worried sick, but didn’t even file a report with the police. Instead, he used his daughter’s SNS account to find out where the incident had occurred, and told Mr. Kim to meet him there.
While interrogating Mr. Kim, the two got into an argument, and Mr. Park slashed at Mr. Kim with the knife he had brought.
Mr. Park was flustered and fled the scene, but turned himself in to the police one hour later.
A policeman involved in the case said “We are still confirming that the rape occurred,” and “We plan to look into Mr. Park and his daughter’s SNS.”
On March 25, the Gunsan Police Department arrested Mr. Park on charges of homicide.
Comments from Naver:
I completely understand why he did that.
peac****: [Responding to above]
It looks like this is Jeolla-do’s democratic way. A dead man tells no tales.
sjad****: [Responding to kth8]
If an adult commits a rape, he only gets a few years, but if it’s a high school student, the sentence is of course lighter. The justice system is so lenient that the father took matters into own hands. It’s a pity. We need a tougher law against sexual crimes.
If my daughter was raped, I would have killed the man.
daum****: [Responding to above]
But why didn’t he consider the possibility that his daughter may have had consensual sex, but just lied about it being rape?
I can understand why the father did this. This would happen to my daughter over my dead body.
The law is far, while the fist is near.
If it was really rape, good riddance. But if the two had consensual sex, but the girl lied because she was afraid of her father, she will have to pay the price. There needs to be a thorough investigation because kids nowadays are too good at manipulation.
bere****: [Responding to above]
That’s true. I see many people who bash the 19-year-old boy without confirming what really happened to the girl.
I haven’t gotten married yet, but I completely understand his actions. How angry he must have been…
This is the reality of our laws.
If it was really rape, let’s not bash the father. If I had been in his shoes, I would have killed the boy, too.
I have a daughter. If I was talking with the boy, and his unrepentant attitude made me mad, I would have done the same thing. The father is at fault for not raising his daughter well, but wouldn’t all fathers feel the same way?
I can understand the father if it was rape, but what if it wasn’t rape…
I understand the father’s actions. Instead of depending on the shitty law, he did well in taking matters into his own hands.