A South Korean pastor and his wife are in police custody for killing three of their so-called possessed children by starving them to death.
According to a CNN reporter in Seoul, a pastor and his wife are in police custody for killing three of their so-called possessed children by starving them to death. According to their claims, the children are possessed by evil spirits. This was made public by the South Korean police on Wednesday. The couple told police that the three children had been ill lately, and they believed it was a sign of an evil spirit. In addition, the pastor revealed that evil spirit might have invaded his three children because they ate too much on Lunar New Year.
The police said the alleged possessed children aged nine; seven and three were starved from January 24th until February 2nd. The couple only allowed the three children to drink water. Local media reported that the children’s hairs were cut by their parents. In addition, the kids were maltreated with a belt and a fly swatter countless times.
According to the police, all three died on February 2nd, between 2am and 7am, in the town of Boseong, south of Seoul. The pastor, named Park, and his wife, Cho, told police that they were trying to chase the evil spirit away from the children and that was the reason they tied their arms and legs with stockings.
The police said the pastor was praying in the hope of resurrecting the children. Unfortunately, the children’s bodies were found nine days later by Park’s brother-in-law. Also, the police said their eight-month-old daughter who survived the incident has been taken away from them and put into care. The couple told the police they opened a church in Boseong. However, they were accused of being in a cult. The police plan to forward the case to the prosecutor’s office on February 17th.