Evidence of cannibalism is emerging from North Korea during a food shortage that may have killed 10,000 people last year. Reports from inside the secretive famine-hit pariah state, North Korea, claim a man has been executed after murdering his two children for food.
The reports come as sanctions are tightened against the backdrop of angry rhetoric over missile testing.
In this gruesome tale, authorities allegedly executed this father for killing and eating two of his kids: "While his wife was away on business he killed his eldest daughter and because his son saw what he had done, he killed his son as well," said an informant. "When the wife came home he offered her food, saying 'We have meat.'" But she grew suspicious and alerted authorities, who discovered parts of the children's remains "under the eaves."
Informants also tell of a man arrested for digging up and eating his dead grandchild, and "a man who went mad with hunger" and boiled his child for dinner, the Independent reports. Meanwhile Pyongyang is waving its sword around, threatening to fire a nuclear missile at the US and take "strong physical countermeasures" if South Korea "participates in the socalled UN 'sanctions.
In one particularly disturbing report, a man was said to have dug up his grandchild's corpse. Other lurid reports included the suggestion that some men boiled their children before eating them.
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