The South Korean Defense Ministry said that North Korea killed and burned a South Korean official who had been missing since last Monday.
Seoul condemned this behavior, which it described as brutal, and demanded that Pyongyang provide explanations and punish those responsible. It also held “all responsibilities related to this incident.”
The South Korean official worked as an inspector at the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, and disappeared while working on a check boat off Yeonpyeong Island, which borders North Korea.
The South Korean Defense Ministry said in a statement that the 47-year-old was on board a patrol ship near Yeonpyeong border (west) island when he lost track on Monday morning, noting that “North Korea found the man in its waters and committed a brutal act by shooting him.” His body was cremated, according to our army’s comprehensive analysis of various intelligence information. “
According to the South Korean news agency “Yonhap”, the North Korean forces located the man, while an official wearing protective clothing interrogated him from a ship.
“They shot him in the water, and North Korean soldiers poured an incendiary substance over his body and burned it in the water,” a military official told AFP.