04 May '11, 3am

A S.Korean man was found dead on a crucifix in an apparent attempt to emulate the death of Christ

SEOUL - A SOUTH Korean taxi driver said to have extreme religious views has been found dead on a crucifix after an apparent attempt to emulate the death of Christ, police said on Wednesday. The body of the 58-year-old surnamed Kim was found on Sunday on a wooden cross in an abandoned quarry in the central city of Mungyeong, with nails on the cross protruding through holes in his hands and feet. Local police said the man, wearing only underpants and a crown of thorns, had a stab wound to his right waist and several whip marks in an apparent reconstruction of Christ's death. A mirror was placed in front of Kim so he could see himself on the crucifix, while other items such as a hammer, a hand drill and a knife were found nearby. 'We found at the scene pieces of paper describing how to construct a cross and carry out a crucifixion,' a police office told AFP on condition of an...

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