An 11 year old girl in Guangkeng Township has admitted to killing her seven year old neighbor due to constant bullying, according to the Southern Metropolis Daily.
The grandmother of the victim, a young girl named Xiaoting, reported the girl’s disappearance around 9 p.m. on Sunday and Xiaoting’s body was found floating in a pond nearby hours later. Surveillance cameras showed the two girls, who were neighbors, playing together near the pond earlier that night.
The 11 year old girl admitted to killing Xiaoting, saying that they were constantly getting into disagreements while playing.
Xiaoting’s grandmother said that she had warned her not to play with her neighbors, as she was constantly getting bullied. “One time they forced her head into a barrel of water and she had to go to the hospital for treatment,” she said.
Netizens are shocked by the nature of the crime, taking to their social media accounts to lament.
“As we hold the murderer and her guardian accountable for the crime, shouldn’t our society reflect deeply what is the social cause of this crime,” one Weibo user wrote.
The 11 year old suspect has been arrested and the case is being further investigated.
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