A girl in Dongguan stabbed her younger sister to death under the belief that her parents showed favoritism towards the sibling.
The 14-year-old girl, named Xiaoyuan, stabbed her 9-year-old younger sister, Xiaochun, in the abdomen two times with a knife while the two were “playing games” on June 30. Xiaochun died immediately at the scene.
While being escorted away by police, Xiaoyuan reportedly said to them: “I hate my parents. They favor my younger sister over me. Don’t they love her? Let me ‘dig’ their ‘sweetheart’.”
According to the report, her parents had to work in Dongguan long term, so Xiaoyuan was raised by her grandparents shortly after she was born. Xiaoyuan could only visit her parents once a year during New Year until she was nine years old.
Since she didn’t do well in school and often made mistakes, Xiaoyuan was constantly being scolded by her parents. She was asked to stay home and watch her younger sibling all the time, already making her resentful of her sister by the time she was in grade six. She had in fact told her classmates and parents but was ignored by everyone, according to her.
After the incident, her parents said “they didn’t give birth to this daughter”.
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By Christy Mak