By Horace Lu
A senior student in Dongguan University of Techonology has given himself up to the police for killing a sophomore after a failed attempt to rape her. The would-be rapist surnamed Ao followed Liang Rongcai (梁荣彩), the victim, to the washroom and attempted to rape her. Encountered with Liang’s resistence, Ao killed her and subsequently escaped.
Police found lots of blood at the crime scene, and choke marks on the victim’s neck. Police suspect Ao took the victim by the throat and knocked her head against the wall. The victim’s family also said Liang had fatal wounds in her head and died of excessive loss of blood.
Police confirmed Ao was the killer via surveillance videos and planned to arrest him after finding he had escaped to Guangzhou, but Ao surrendered himself before the arrest took place.
Ao is said to be an academically successful student, earning straight A’s and even full marks in several subjects. Teachers say Ao is trying to pursue a master degree and that he is under heavy pressure.
The computer-science major is also in tense relationships with others and always acts alone. Students say “with no exaggeration, he knows no more than 5 girls” and that he has never had a girlfriend.
Ao tells the police that he has tried to approach several girls but failed every time, which led him eventually to commit the crime.