The police have arrested a woman who is said to be the mother of two children.
Woman suspected of fleeing to South Korea after killing children in Auckland
Children’s bodies likely to be kept in suitcases for three to four years: Police
Seoul. South Korean police said on Thursday they arrested a woman believed to be the mother of two children whose remains were found in a suitcase in New Zealand last month. According to Reuters, the Korean boy and New Zealander have been charged with murder. The Korean National Police Agency said the woman was arrested in the southeastern city of Ulsan after a red notice was issued by the international police agency Interpol.
Authorities said the woman was suspected of fleeing to South Korea after killing her 7-year-old and 10-year-old children in Auckland in 2018. He said a South Korean court would review whether the suspect should be extradited to New Zealand. New Zealand police launched an investigation into the murder after the remains of children were found in a storage locker bought by a family at auction in Auckland.
The family had bid online on the contents of the storage locker. In these bids, buyers were not allowed to view the material prior to the auction. In such a situation, the bidding is done keeping in view the external nature of the goods. Many big TV shows have also been made on such auctions. The family that found the body had nothing to do with the death.
Police believe that the bodies of the children were kept in suitcases for about three to four years. Both these suitcases are of the same size. According to the police, the family who bought the goods from the storage unit is not involved in the incident in any way.
tags: new zealand, South Korea
First Published: 15 September 2022, 10:57 IST