Police have arrested a serial killer who hit at least five random victims over the head with a blunt object and burned their bodies to erase evidence after robbing them of no more than a few thousand won. Among others, the 37-year old identified as Chung is suspected of killing two sisters and seriously injuring a third in Bongcheon-dong, Seoul last month.
Police said Chung was motivated by ¡°blind hatred of society,¡± particularly the wealthy. But he targeted anyone including disabled people, from an 18-year-old high school girl to a 47-year-old housewife. He allegedly killed five people and seriously injured eight others in attacks over the last two years.
Chung reportedly suffered from a sense of isolation and victimization since a stint in prison for theft in 1995. Police said Chung broke into homes to steal money and valuables and attempted to kill his victims by hitting them with a blunt object.
Chung, who was described as a marathon fan, picked out houses to target during all-night walks around the city. He was caught on Saturday morning in a struggle with the owner of a house he broke into.