A young couple in Xi’an was suspected of throwing their seven-day-old newborn son from the 11th floor after an argument at around 8 a.m.yesterday morning. The baby was pronounced dead by medical staff, People’s Daily reports.
A resident told reporters that he’d heard a couple fighting on the 11th floor of their apartment right before the baby boy fell down from the building onto the first floor’s concrete ground. Five minutes later, a young woman dressed in scruffy clothes ran down the building and knelt in front of the baby, crying.
Shortly after, the baby’s father had to be stopped from jumping off the building, according to another resident.
Police declined reporters’ interviews as they were collecting evidence from room 1101 of the building, where the young couple live. Officers only said that the couple was sent to the hospital because of possible mental problems and because they needed to calm down before police could carry out interrogation.
By Lucy Liu
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