Man kills six in China

August 3rd, 2008 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS  

Wuhan (China), Aug 3 (Xinhua) Police in this central China city have arrested a mentally deranged man who killed six villagers and injured one. Zhang Jinfu, 43, a farmer from Xuyang village in Hubei province, hacked to death two men in their 60s, a couple in their 50s and their mother aged 80 and a 7-year-old boy, Saturday morning, with a sickle.

The boy’s mother was injured when she tried to rescue her son. She was admitted to a hospital.

Zhang was arrested by police when attempting to flee the scene.

Zhang had once been hospitalised for mental illness, the villagers told the police.

During the interrogation, Zhang talked in a disorderly way, laughing while answering questions, the police said.

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