A 23-year-old man surnamed Tian is in police custody after he strangled his 2-month-old daughter to death because raising her was ‘stressful.’ Tian voluntarily surrendered himself to police six days after the murder, and if he thought his life was stressful before, he’s likely in for a shock.
Tian and his girlfriend, Zhang, had finally managed to save up some money when Zhang unexpectedly got pregnant. The couple found it very difficult to make ends meet, and spent the first days of the infant’s life worrying and arguing about money.
Tian was, apparently, under a lot of stress following a quarrel-filled spring festival and needy infant daughter, so he decided that he might as well strangle his 56-day-old to death. He took the body back home and buried it in his garden.
He told his girlfriend that he’d given the girl away for adoption, but she didn’t believe him, and called the police.
Tian later said, “I know it’s too late but I’m truly sorry for what I have done, I hope my girlfriend and my family well. I’m sorry for my children, I am a horrible father.” No arguments here.
By Isabel Quan