A 28-year-old woman in Guangzhou was killed after she reportedly jumped down from the 4th floor of a building with her arms wrapped around her one-year-old child. Both of them were immediately sent to hospital, where the woman had succumb to her injuries and the son is being treated in stable condition. Authorities believe that domestic violence led to the tragedy.
According to local reports, the woman and her husband, surnamed Long, had gotten married six years ago and moved to Guangzhou for work, where they lived in a 30-square-meter home.
Last year, however, during a domestic fight, Long had reportedly hit his wife. “That was the first and only time,” Long said. “We have kids, we never thought about getting a divorce.”
A relative said in reports that while the woman didn’t smile very often, she never would have suspected her to commit suicide.
The one-year-old child who fell with his mother suffered a right femoral fracture, but doctors said his injury is not currently life-threatening. He’s now awaiting surgery as police further investigate the case.
By Isabel Quan