A North Korean man has been executed after murdering his two
children for food, media are reporting today.
Residents of the famine-stricken country are turning to
cannibalism, Britain's Independent reported, citing a story
published by Asia Press
Reports include details of one man who dug up his
grandchild's corpse to eat and another who boiled his child
and ate the flesh.
An informant in South Hwanghae said: "In my village in May, a
man who killed his own two children and tried to eat them was
executed by a firing squad.
"While his wife was away on business he killed his eldest
daughter and, because his son saw what he had done, he killed
his son as well. When the wife came home, he offered her
food, saying: 'We have meat.'
"But his wife, suspicious, notified the Ministry of Public
Security, which led to the discovery of part of their
children's bodies under the eaves."
The reports claim a 'hidden famine' in the farming provinces
of North and South Hwanghae has killed 10,000 people.
Asia Press, a specialist news agency based in Osaka, claims
to have recruited a network of "citizen journalists" inside
One of these citizen journalists, Gu Gwang-ho, related an
incident in which ''a man was arrested for digging up the
grave of his grandchild and eating the remains".
An official of the ruling Korean Workers Party said a man in
village in Chongdan county went mad with hunger, boiled his
own child and ate his flesh.