According to the investigators, the alleged victim is of Vietnamese nationality. When she was admitted to the hospital, the nurse confused her medical record with that of another patient. She injected him with an anesthetic, the doctor then proceeded to the abortion, reports the Korea Herald.
The woman returned to the hospital the next day because of blood loss. She then learned that the fetus had been aborted.
Charges for unscheduled abortion were considered, but the victim was not aware during the operation and could not agree or disagree. According to South Korean law, the two suspects could not be arrested for such charges, the police said.
In most situations, abortion is illegal in South Korea.