Truth behind suicides in South Korean military

The committee for probing the truth behind deaths and accidents in military of south Korea on September 25 made public the truth behind the suicide cases that occurred in the south Korean military in 1985, according to the south Korean Yonhap News.

At that time, when a private committed suicide while on guard, the south Korean military authorities drew a conclusion that he killed himself due to arduous exercises and an injury.

But, recently, it was revealed by the result of intensified investigation into the case that the suicide was attributable to senior privates' sustained assaults.

It was disclosed that a lance-corporal committed suicide in the same year owing to his senior staff sergeant's continued and violent assaults and cruel acts, not his ill-fated family environment and aversion for military service as how the military results reported.

(KCNA - September 30, 2019)