A South Korean authorities official who could have tried to defect to North Korea was shot to demise after which set on fire by sailors from the Communist nation, a report mentioned Thursday.
The 47-year-old man vanished from a ship on Monday that was carrying 18 different South Korean officers who have been investigating potential unlawful fishing close to the water border between the 2 rival nations, the Related Press reported.
North Korean officers, carrying fuel masks, discovered him of their waters floating on a small object on Tuesday and alerted the navy, the AP reported, citing an announcement from Seoul.
North Korean sailors then approached him from a ship and shot him to demise, in line with the assertion, which cited surveillance intelligence.
The sailors put on fuel masks and different protecting tools, then doused the person’s body with gasoline and set him on fire, in line with the report.
A South Korean protection official advised the AP that the sailors could have killed the person in accordance with their strict coronavirus measures, which require them to shoot anybody attempting to illegally cross their border.
The official added that little is understood concerning the man, however they imagine he could have tried to defect to the totalitarian state.
North Korea has claimed it hasn’t had a single coronavirus case for the reason that pandemic started.