People in North Korea are secretly reporting that there is a growing trend of parents eating their own children in the famine hit country, according to press reports in the United Kingdom. A man was recently executed in North Korea, after murdering his two children for food, an undercover reporter told the British press.
There is a silent hunger in the agricultural provinces of North and South Hwanghae, which is believed to have killed more than 10,000 people and raising fears that cannibalism will become widespread. The grim stories emerged as hungry residents were angered after the farms affected by drought and shortages had their food confiscated by party officials.
Undercover reporters from Asian press agencies told a British newspaper that a man dug up the corpse of his grandson and ate it. Another, boiled his own son for food. Despite reports of widespread famine, Kim Jong Un, 30, has spent large sums of money to launch two rockets in recent months. This week North Korea also launched a nuclear test. One informant was quoted as saying: "In my village, a man who killed his two children and tried to eat them was executed by a firing squad." The informant said that the father killed his eldest daughter while his wife was on a business trip and then killed his son because he had witnessed the murder. When his wife returned home the man told her that he had meat, but she became suspicious and contacted officials who discovered the bodies of the children.