Goo Hara, who was under suspicion of assaulting her boyfriend “A,” might be investigated for causing bodily harm instead.
The Gangnam Police Station in Seoul, which is in charge of the case, reported that they are considering investigating Goo Hara for the suspicion of causing bodily injury. According to reports, the police made the decision after checking the condition of the boyfriend’s face at the time of attendance. “A” had released a three-week medical report saying Goo Hara scratched his face.
If she is charged with causing bodily injury and not assault, Goo Hara must be examined by the prosecution, and even if “A” declares that he intends to drop charges, she can still face criminal punishment. Since bodily injury is a crime that can still be punishable even if the victim states that they don’t want the perpetrator to be punished, this means that the case cannot be settled by withdrawing the suit.
The police will decide on a charge to apply to “A” by questioning the degree of the damage and the possibility of recovery for Goo Hara. The police also said they will summon the two again soon and plan to conduct a cross-examination as they have mixed statements.
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