Cult leaders arrested

Korea Herald/May 19, 2003

Prosecutors arrested five leaders of a religious cult Saturday on charges of beating to death a member of the organization.

The five include a 49-year-old female figurehead, identified only as Song.

They were charged with fatally beating the 31-year-old victim, identified as Lee, for displaying a lack of faith.

The victim's body was found when prosecutors raided a site to construct the cult's shrine in Yeoncheon, Gyeonggi Province last Friday.

The investigators retrieved a total of four corpses in a container at the construction site.

The three other corpses were presumed to have been brought from elsewhere by cult members in hopes of their subsequent resurrection.

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