Charged with graft, ex- South Korea President commits suicide

SEOUL, Saturday (Reuters) - South Korea's former President Roh Moo-hyun, hounded for weeks over his links while in office to a widening corruption scandal, appears to have jumped to his death in the mountains near his home on Saturday, a top aide said.

A man points to a mountain where former South Korean president Roh Moo-Hyun jumped to his death near his private residence at Bongha village in Gimhae, about 450 km southeast of Seoul. (AFP)

Local media quoted a note left by Roh which seemed to confirm his intention to commit suicide, asking for his body to be cremated and saying that, alive, he would only be a burden.

The 62-year old former human rights lawyer, whose five-year term ended in February 2008, had in recent weeks become embroiled in a mounting graft inquiry,

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