MOTHER DOWNS MENTALLY DISABLED 6-YEAR OLD SON

2015.07.01

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A woman who tried and was prevented from committing suicide in the Xiangjiang River, Changsha drowned her 6 year old son, who was suffering from cerebral palsy. It is claimed by her family and friends that she was unable to bear the weight of this responsibility.

Passersby attempted to stop her by physically restraining her but she was able to swim out into the heart of the river only to survive but with the loss of her son. Marine Police retrieved the child's corpse.

The incident occurred in the northern section of the Xiangjiang River. Marine police sent a police boat to recover the body and have cordoned off the bankside. Red string was also found close to the body. It is alleged that the woman used this to tie the child to her for drowning. The woman is now in police custody.

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Article by Hunan Daily News via hunanpic. Source.