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SKorean marine found dead in apparent suicide

SKorean marine found dead in apparent suicide

The Defense Ministry says they are investigating whether a South Korean marine found dead in an apparent suicide was harassed by colleagues.
The death comes days after another marine's shooting rampage killed four colleagues at a front-line unit. Investigators say that marine showed signs of mental illness and was angry about being shunned.
The Defense Ministry said Monday that a lance corporal was found hanging in a bathroom at his base on Sunday and officials are investigating whether he had been bullied.
All able-bodied South Korean men must serve about two years in the military. Reports of military bullying and verbal abuse are common.
South Korea has one of the world's highest suicide rates.


Updated : 2021-06-19 03:22 GMT+08:00