|A Korean man has died at a police station in Thailand. The scene in the photo is unrelated to the story. gettyimagesbank|
By Jung Min-ho
A Korean man who detained in Thailand for allegedly extorting money from three Japanese tourists there has died, according to Jiji Press Monday.
The man, 27, identified only by his surname Hwang, reportedly died of heart failure at a police station early this month.
Details of his death and the location of the police station are still unclear.
Hwang was arrested last month on suspicion of detaining three Japanese ― one woman and two men ― in a Bangkok apartment for several weeks.
The three claimed Hwang assaulted them and took their money and passports. One of them "escaped" and reported the situation to the Japanese Embassy in Bangkok.
Hwang denied the allegations, insisting that they held a grudge against him after an argument.
The woman, 24, came to Thailand in September 2018 to meet Hwang, who was already living there after getting acquainted with him on a dating site.