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Nine teenagers nabbed for murdering and burying friend

All Headlines 17:18 April 18, 2012

GOYANG, South Korea, April 18 (Yonhap) -- Nine teenagers have been detained on suspicion of beating a teenage girl to death and burying her body in a park, police said Wednesday.

The nine, including six high school students, are accused of brutally beating to death the 18-year-old with blunt weapons in an apartment in Goyang, north of Seoul, on April 5, for supposedly badmouthing them to others and refusing to heed their instructions, the Ilsan Police Station said.

The teenagers are also suspected of burying the victim's body in a neighborhood park the following morning, the police said.

"We were going to punish (the victim) for speaking ill of us and not listening (to our words)," one of the suspects, identified only as Koo, 17, was quoted as saying during the investigation.

The police plan to request arrest warrants for five of the suspects.

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