SEOUL, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Embassy in Seoul confirmed Tuesday
that three Chinese citizens were killed by a South Korean man on Monday.
According to press officer of the embassy Chen Junjie, all Chinese victims
are women. They are Piao Zhengshu, 52, Li Yuezi, 49 and Zhao Yingzi, 53,
separately from Chinese Liaoning, Heilongjiang and Shandong province.
The embassy is assisting the families of the victims to arrive in Seoul as
soon as possible, said the press officer.
Except for the three dead, two other Chinese women were seriously injured
when a 31-year-old South Korean man, identified by his last name Chung, stabbed
them at a small inn in southern part of Seoul after set fire to the building.
Chen said the two women, whose name are identified as Jin Baojin, 44, and
Zhang Caiyu, 40, were hospitalized after the incident and were still in critical
A total of six women, including three Chinese and three South Koreans, were
killed while seven others, including three Chinese and four South Koreans, were
injured by Chung, who was arrested by police at the site on Monday, local police
The police on Tuesday charged Chung with murder and arson and submitted a
document for an arrest warrant.
At a press briefing on Tuesday, Kim Kap-shik, head of the criminal affairs
division at Seoul's Gangnam Police Station, said the suspect told the police
that he "decided to kill other people" as he felt people around him "looked
down" on him.
The police said Chung was a high school graduate and moved to Seoul from
his countryside home in 2002. The suspect had few options on how to make a
living. After switching from one workplace to another, as a parking valet or a
food delivery man on a monthly income of 1.2 million won (900 U.S. dollars), and
became jobless in August, the police said.