The 23-year-old, 21-year-old, and 14-year-old sisters who lived without birth registration were found. It turned out that they did not go to school or hospital.
This fact was revealed when the mother of three sisters filed a death notification for their common-law spouse.
Today (31st), the Jeju Eastern Police Department reported to JTBC that they were investigating a woman in her 40s on charges of not sending her daughter, who is a third-year middle school student, to school (educational neglect under the Child Welfare Act).
A is accused of neglecting her daughter B (14) for education without sending her to school. It was found that Ms. B did not even register her birth.
Mr. A did not register the birth of his 23-year-old and 21-year-old daughters who were born earlier.
This was first revealed in the middle of this month when Mr. A visited a community center in Jeju City and reported the death of his common-law spouse. A community center official recognized the fact that the three sisters were not on the family register and reported it to the police on the afternoon of the 24th.
As a result of the investigation, all three sisters did not receive any compulsory education and were never seriously ill, so they never went to the hospital. It was identified that they studied through online lectures at home.
It is reported that Mr. A quit working at a restaurant until recently because he became ill, and in the case of two sisters in their 20s, they were preparing for a social life.
Regarding the reason for not registering the daughters’ births, Mr. A said, “All three children gave birth at home, but they were not feeling well, so they could not register the births right away. I never said I wanted to go.”
Fortunately, all three sisters appeared healthy and emotionally bright, police said.
A police official said, “After investigating the victim today, the mother and two adult daughters will also be investigated,” said a police official. We are investigating the matter,” he said.
The police are also looking into whether the same charges can be applied to Mr. A, considering his two daughters as adults as well.
Meanwhile, considering the difficulties these families have in their livelihood, the authorities plan to apply for an emergency support system that supports living expenses for three months, and to help them receive birth registration and resident registration numbers.