Freshman arrested for rape, death of classmate

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INCHEON, July 18 (Yonhap) — A freshman at Inha University in Incheon, west of Seoul, has been officially arrested for raping a classmate and knocking her to death. , officials said Monday.

The Incheon District Court on Sunday issued an arrest warrant for the 20-year-old suspect after indicting him earlier in the day, officials said.

He was arrested on Friday after the victim was found dead earlier in the day, apparently after falling from a building on campus. She was found lying naked on the ground at 3:49 a.m., apparently with blood on her head, mouth and ears.

The suspect allegedly drank with her and others before he and the victim left the group saying he would walk her back to school. Police believe he raped the victim in the school building and knocked him to death from the third floor.

CCTV footage showed the suspect assisting him as they entered the building around 1.30am Police said the suspect may also have attempted to destroy evidence as the victim’s clothing was found away places.

During police questioning, the suspect acknowledged that the victim was dead but denied pushing her out of the building, police officials said.

Police said the charge against him would be upgraded to murder if it turned out he had pushed her out of the building during further investigation.

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