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Topic : Death of toddler sparks outrage in South Korea
2021호 1면
 
TITLE : Death of toddler sparks outrage in South Korea

Death of toddler sparks outrage in South Korea


Death of toddler sparks outrage in South Korea - UPI.com



(UPI) -- South Koreans are petitioning for a heavier sentence for a couple charged with involuntary manslaughter and negligence after the death of a toddler.

 

The death of the 16-month-old girl, identified only by her given name, Jeong-in, has sparked public outrage and debate in the country about the need for tougher laws against child abusers. South Koreans also have been paying tribute to the girl at a public memorial with toys, letters and cards, local network MBC reported on Tuesday.

 

Jeong-in was adopted by a couple seeking a companion for their 4-year-old biological daughter last January. According to local press reports, the girl was hospitalized in October with bruises and bone fractures. Several wounds also were identified on the toddler's head, and the child reportedly suffered three cardiac arrests before she died, JoongAng Daily reported Monday.

 

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has called on agencies to revise guidelines for adoptions. His prime minister, Chung Sye-kyun, said Tuesday laws would be strengthened to punish child abusers, the Korea Herald reported. South Korean police failed to respond to earlier reports of suspected child abuse, according to reports.

 

South Korea's National Forensic Service said in its autopsy Jeong-in died of serious internal bleeding of her organs caused by external force, according to reports.

 

Source: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2021/01/05/Death-of-toddler-sparks-outrage-in-South-Korea/7671609874300/

 

Comprehension

What are South Koreans petitioning?
what are the charges filed to this South Korean couple?
How old is this girl who died due to abuse and negligence of her adoptive parents?
Why did the couple adopt this toddler?
What has President Moon Jae-in called on to do regarding the adoption law?

Discussion

What are your thoughts about this article?
How is adoption viewed in your country?
Are there any risks when adopting a child?
What are some of the reasons people choose to adopt?
What do you think about the adoption system in your country?
What qualities make a couple or a person qualified to adopt a child?
Should the adoption process be more or less difficult than it is now?
What do you think about child abusers?
What punishment should be given to child abusers?
What would yo do if you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected?

Vocabulary

manslaughter - an unlawful killing that doesn't involve malice aforethought
fracture - broken bone
cardiac arrest - abrupt loss of heart function in a person who may or may not have been diagnosed with heart disease
autopsy - an examination of a body after death to determine the cause of death