For Wu Liping, mother of an 18 year old Chinese student raped and murdered in Sydney, 2008 has been a year of unfathomable tragedy. Wu flew to Sydney earlier this week to identify the body of her only child who was raped three times before falling off the balcony in a Sydney apartment. The alleged rapist Brendan David Dennison is currently under arrest facing 21 charges.
Earlier this year Mrs Wu lost her home and the small supermarket she ran in Jiangyou during the Sichuan quake. Reports show her visiting the apartment from which her daughter fell.
The student was allegedly raped 3 times and forced to perform indecent acts with her 19 year old Korean boyfriend who is in critical with spinal injuries having fallen from the same balcony. The boyfriend was also raped by Dennison during the hour long ordeal.
This story is being covered by all the major news outlets in Australia. More information on this can be found here, here, here, here and here. Our heart goes out to the Wu family.