I’ve heard of Koreans committing murder over the use of banmal language, but two foreigners?
Original article in Korean is at this link.
The Dangjin Police Station in Chungcheongnam-do announced on August 22 that it is investigating after arresting 34-year-old Mr. K, an illegal immigrant from Mongolia, on charges of attempting to murder a Chinese co-worker.
Mr. K is accused of injuring his 19-year-old Chinese co-worker Mr. H with a deadly weapon at approximately 4.30pm on August 21 in Sunseong-dong.
Investigators found that Mr. K, who arrived in Korea in 2005, is currently an illegal immigrant and committed the crime one week after taking the job.
Mr. K told police that “I became really angry after H, who is extremely young, sometimes spoke to me in banmal.”
An official with the company said that “Mr. H could not speak Korean well.”
Police plan to seek an arrest warrant for Mr. K.