couple in their twenties were arrested in Incheon for abusing their 8-year-old daughter and killing her.
The couple reported to 119 last night that their daughter is not breathing, but several bruises and wounds were found on the child's body.
It has also been confirmed that no children have been sent to school in the past year.
This is Hong Young-jae.
9 o'clock last night, a report came in that my 8-year-old daughter is not breathing in a villa in Jung-gu, Incheon.
Paramedics order CPR and ask what happened.
Then the child's mother replies, "At dawn, the child bumped his forehead into the toilet."
When asked, "I was conscious after hitting my forehead," he said, "I had a torn eyebrow and I was going to go to the hospital when my child's father went home."
The child played well until the afternoon, but suddenly his condition deteriorated.
By the time the rescue team arrives at home, they are already in cardiac arrest.
However, strange traces are found on the child's body.
[Incheon Central Fire Department Staff: It is said that there were bruises on the forehead and legs.
My dad told me that the child had a bone tumor on the left leg.] The
police, who were dispatched to the rescue team, arrested the child's parents for child abuse and fatality.
The family is said to have moved two years ago, and neighbors say they have not found anything strange.
[Neighboring residents: What's a little peculiar is that the lights are on until dawn?
I had no idea.
If I knew that, I would have reported it first.]
But the signs of anomalies could be found at school.
A child in the second grade of elementary school didn't go to school for a single day last year.
Although there were not many classes to attend school due to the coronavirus, parents did not send them to school to do home-experience learning every 40 or so school days.
Even if the homeroom teacher thought it was strange and asked for a home visit, it was said that it was rejected every time.
[Incheon Office of Education Staff: I heard that you have tried to visit your home several times.
I made an appointment and suddenly canceled it, and when I made it, my child suddenly said
that he was
ill.] During a
police investigation, my father admitted some of the facts of corporal punishment for disciplinary purposes, but my mother denied the abuse.
The police plan to apply for an arrest warrant for the parents.
(Video coverage: Kim Se-kyung·Seol Min-hwan, video editing: Park Ji-in, CG: Seo Seung-hyun)