A suicidal blast in Anhui that killed two people and injured three more on Friday was said to be carried out in an act of “revenge” against local committee officials because of an “unfair compensation scheme” that resulted from a fight with a neighbor months ago, according to Xinhua.
Wu Yousheng, a native of Jindu Village in Zongyang County, broke into the village committee’s meeting room at around 10 a.m. and detonated some explosives that were tied on himself, the county government said in a press release late Friday.
Wu himself and the chief of the village committee died in the blast, it said.
An accountant and two other village committee officials were landed in hospital with injuries.
Local police said after investigation that Wu had triggered the blast in revenge, as he resented the village committee officials over an “unfair compensation scheme” for him after his fight with a neighbor in January.
Police, citing family members and fellow villagers, said that Wu believed the officials’ meditation favored the neighbor, who had a history of mental illness.
[Image: Xinhua via SCMP]