By: Kuo Chu-chen and Romulo Huang
Taipei, April 27 (CNA) Two Indonesian fishermen working on a Kaohsiung-registered
fishing boat were arrested and referred to Pingtung District Prosecutors Office for allegedly murdering their North Korean crew mate on Thursday, police said.
The two Indonesian suspects assaulted the North Korean victim, identified only by his surname Chol, with wooden bats in the early hours of the morning when he was lying on the deck of the boat inebriated, the police said, adding that the boat was docked in Donggang fishing port, southern Pingtung County, on a supply run.
Chol, 32, was severely injured in the attack and died before reaching a local hospital due to excessive blood loss, the police said, citing a preliminary investigation.