Man stabs children to death in Chinese school

Last Updated: Mon, Sep 01, 2014 22:04 hrs

Beijing, Sept 1 (IBNS) A man stabbed to death at least three children and injured six others in a primary school in China's Hubei Province on Monday, media reports said.

The man, who was identified as Chen, later committed suicide. The knife-wielding man surnamed Chen later jumped to death from the school building at Dongfang Primary School in Yunxi County according to the information office of Shiyan City, which administers the county, Xinhua news agency reported. An initial probe suggests Chen held a grudge after his daughter was denied registration into the new semesters courses for not completing her summer vocation homework, the Chinese news agency reported quoting the police. According to reports, the attacker went into a room int he school and stabbed and injured nine people, including eight students and a teacher, before committing suicide. Three children later succumbed to their injuries. The first day of new school year in most of Chinese schools commenced from Monday.

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