S. Korean rapper Iron indicted for assaulting girlfriend

March 14, 2017

SEOUL, March 14 (Yonhap) — South Korean rapper Iron has been indicted on charges of assaulting his girlfriend last year, prosecutors said Tuesday.

The 25-year-old is suspected of hitting his girlfriend in the head with his fist for rejecting his demands while having sex at his home in central Seoul in September 2016.

He is also accused of throttling and punching the victim a few weeks later at the same location when she said she wanted to break up with him, according to prosecutors. The victim was bruised and suffered a fracture in the process.

Prosecutors said he injured himself in the thigh with a weapon he took from the kitchen and threatened to accuse her of the injury if she reported his violence to police.

Iron was sentenced to eight months in prison, suspended for two years, by a local court in November on charges of smoking marijuana between 2014 and 2015.

In this undated file photo, rapper Iron poses.

In this undated file photo, rapper Iron poses.

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