A memorial service is now being held in downtown Seoul to commemorate a 20-year-old station worker who died at a subway station where he suffered from stalking.

A reporter is on the scene.

Reporter Bo-mi Kim, many people gathered for the memorial service, right?


Yes, I am now at Bosingak in Seoul, where a cultural festival commemorating the victims of the murder at Sindang Station is being held.

Hundreds of citizens are dressed in black.

They said, "Everyone wants a safe workplace," and agreed that such an incident should never happen again.

[Son Young-soon/Geoje-si, Gyeongnam: I think I came here with an angry heart.

I came here because I had to come to Seoul, but I spontaneously turned around.

I think that deep-rooted structural problems are not being solved well…


A performance demanding women's safe daily life followed by tying a white string and lifting them all together.

After the rally, they will march around Jongno-gu.


This should never happen again, so what countermeasures are needed in the future?


Yes, experts agreed that a system should be in place to more actively monitor and punish perpetrators.

He also pointed out that treatment and counseling should be combined during the investigation and trial process to prevent the perpetrator from committing a recidivism.

[Lee Eun-eui / Attorney: The judiciary also converges these parts by interpreting that there is a risk of retaliatory crime in relation to the request for an arrest warrant as there is a great risk of evidence destruction.]

[Seung Jae-hyun / Research Fellow, Korea Institute of Criminal Justice Policy: Since deprivation of liberty alone does not correct the tendency of stalkers, it is necessary to supplement various systems that can provide treatment during the provisional induction period for one month.]

Experts say that victims-centered stalking crimes should be recognized and the system should be improved based on this. I asked again and again.

(Video coverage: Hyung Yoon, Video editing: Junhee Kim)