Police in South Korea have booked a couple who allegedly left their baby dead in a plastic kimchi container for three years. The police stated that the couple hid their 15-month-old daughter for three years after she died.
Police suspect that the woman left the child to die and kept the body at home (Photo: Representational/File)
By India Today Web Desk: South Korean police have booked a couple who allegedly left their deceased infant’s body in a container for a period of three years in the city of Pocheon, Gyeonggi province. The couple has now been arrested after being accused of hiding their infant daughter in a plastic kimchi container, the Korea Herald Reported.
The police stated that the couple hid their 15-month-old daughter for three years when she died. Initially, the mother of the child denied that she had killed the baby and instead claimed that she had abandoned her on the streets.
But when asked sternly during her interrogation, the woman confessed to the crime that she and her husband had hidden the baby’s body. According to police, the container used by the couple to hide the body was just 35 centimetres long, 24 centimetres wide and 17 centimetres tall, the report stated.
The incident came to light when the cops found out that the child was not enrolled in preschool or getting health checks. The infant’s death went unnoticed until then.
Days later, police filed a complaint on October 27 after their repeated attempts to contact the infant’s mother went in vain. Later on, the woman was booked on suspicion of breaking child welfare laws, the Korean Herald reported.
Police suspect that the woman left the child to die and kept the body at home. When the child’s father, who was in prison, was released, he moved the body to his parents’ home. He then put the body in a plastic container used to store kimchi and hid it on the rooftop, police suspect.
The body has been sent for an autopsy and its result is awaited. Meanwhile, the police are trying to establish the exact circumstances and motive behind the crime.