Related News

Home » Nation

Inquiry after policeman kills pregnant nurse

POLICE in northwestern China are being investigated after a policeman stabbed a pregnant nurse to death and a fellow officer undid his handcuffs after he was arrested, Xinhua news agency reported yesterday.

The government of Qingyang City in Gansu Province told a press conference that Zuo Fengyuan, a policeman with the city's Xifeng Branch, went to Qingyang No. 1 People's Hospital at 9pm on February 28 to visit a traffic accident victim, surnamed Bai, to talk about compensation.

Bai had been moved to another ward and he asked the nurse, Zhang Li, for information about Bai, but they began arguing.

Zuo eventually found Bai. But after he left the hospital he remained enraged by the nurse's attitude. He returned to the hospital an hour later and attacked the nurse savagely, stabbing her with a knife. Zhang fell to the ground and died.

Zuo was arrested at the scene. He called one of his colleagues, an officer surnamed Wang, who arrived at the hospital and unlocked the handcuffs that had been placed on Zuo.

The other police allowed this but this was against police principles, the city government said.

Following the disciplinary principles, the city government said the Chinese Communist Party Ningxian County Committee is informed of the case and expected to remove the policeman's father, Zuo Tingcheng, from his position as a county official. It did not specify his position.


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend