South Korea: Seoul mayor found dead after ‘harassment allegations’

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

10th Jul, 2020. 07:46 pm
South Korea: Seoul mayor found dead after 'harassment allegations'

The mayor of the South Korean capital, Seoul, has been found dead after being accused of harassment.

According to the details, Park Won-soon, 64, has long been seen as a possible South Korean presidential candidate.

A former Seoul City employee had filed a police complaint against Park Won-soon alleging that the Seoul mayor had sexually harassed her.

Police said Park Won-soon’s body was found on a mountain in northern Seoul.

According to police, Park Won’s daughter reported him missing in the afternoon.

His daughter told police that her father’s mobile phone was switched off and he received a message that appeared to be the last words of his life.

She told police that his father left a message that sounded like the last words after which his phone was switched off.

If Park Won-soon committed suicide, he would be the second-highest-ranking South Korean politician to do so, as did former President Roh Moo-hyun in 2009.

Roh Moo-hyun was accused of corruption for rewarding his family. The former president later committed suicide by jumping off a mountain after being questioned about the allegations.

According to the international media, there were many similarities between Park Won-soon and the former president as he was active against the military dictatorship during his student days and later took up the profession of advocacy.

It should be noted that Park Van was expelled from Seoul National University in 1975 for participating in protests against the then-president.

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