The assault and then the rape took place at around 11:40 a.m. (KST) on 17 August in a secluded area on a hill in a park in Guanxan district.
Page Korea Herald It described a male suspect in his 30s who used a “bear fist” to attack a female victim of the same age before brutally raping her.
The “bear fist” was a weapon made of bronze or other metal that was worn thousands of years ago by Greek boxers when competing against each other. Now it is often seen in films about mafia or gangsters.
“It appears that the suspect and the victim do not know each other. The victim is still unconscious and in critical condition in hospital.” Korea Herald Said.
Visuals of a woman being attacked and raped by a suspicious man in a park in Gwanksan district, South Korea. Photo: Korea Herald
Some witnesses walking near the scene said they heard the victim’s screams, so they called the police and the suspect was arrested around 12:10 a.m. the same day.
The suspect, who lives in Doksan-dong, southwest of Seoul, initially said the victim “stumbled onto a tree branch” but later confessed to the crime.
The site of the attack was not very crowded, with the suspect saying that there were no “choose crime scenes” in Silim-dong because there are no surveillance cameras.
Police suspect that the suspect may be planning a crime, including looking for a target to kill. A Seoul police source said, “It appears that the suspect used alcohol and drugs before committing the crime.” He is accused of evading military service, he said.
Other information, including medical records and information on the cell phone seized from the suspect, has not yet been released by police.
Notably, this “bear fist” attack prior to the rape occurred right next to the scene of the knife attack near the Silim-dong subway station in July.
In this incident, a man stabbed three people like a madman and injured three people and all the people who died were men between 20 and 30 years old.