Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, reportedly threw a general into a fish tank filled with piranhas, after he was accused of planning a coup against him.
The general, whose name was not revealed, is known to be the latest victim of the dictator, and he has executed countless aides before this as well, including his US envoy in May.
The general was apparently thrown inside a giant piranha tank in the Ryongsong Residence of Kim after he was accused of planning a coup, as reported by Daily Star.
It was further reported that the torso and the arms of the general were cut with knives before he was thrown in the tank filled with numerous Brazilian piranhas.
However, it is still unknown if the general died due to his wounds, drowning, or was killed by the flesh-eating fish. Piranhas have sharp teeth that can tear apart the flesh from the bones in a few minutes.
It was reported that Kim Jong-un might have been got the idea for the ghastly execution from the blockbuster James Bond film of 1965, named ‘You Only Live Twice.’
In the movie, Blofeld, the villain has a swimming pool for piranhas that he uses for the execution of Helga Brandt, his assistant. Sources from the UK intelligence told the Daily Star that the use of piranhas for the execution could be expected from Kim.
The source said that Kim believes in using terror and fear as tools for political dominance, and it does not matter to him if that is the right way of killing a person.
He wants his closest aides to know that they can suffer such a gruesome death if he suspects that they are betraying him.
He has even killed senior officials and his family member for the simple reason of not clapping hard enough during his speeches. Kim is also known to use flamethrowers and anti-tank guns for executing traitors and prisons.
Ever since he succeeded Kim Jong-il, his father, as the dictator of North Korea, he is known to have executed at least sixteen senior officials.
He executed his US envoy Kim Hyok Chol at Mirim Airport, by a firing squad, in March for betraying him. He has also killed the CEO of the Central Bank of North Korea, ambassadors to Malaysia and Cuba, and his army chief.
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