A 29-year-old man named Jiang Wangbing who was suspected of raping and killing an 11-year-old girl was reportedly caught in Jiangxi over Golden Week after he’d disappeared from the scene of the crime in Qianshan county, Anhui province and remained at large for four months, China Daily reported.
It’s reported that on the evening of May 18, the victim, an 11-year-old left-behind child, was raped by Jiang, who’d snuck into her room in a burglary attempt. Her body was later dumped into a cesspool. One day after, the police investigated the case and quickly targeted Jiang Wangbing as the suspect.
Jiang, who is originally from Hubei, never stayed in a hotel for the past four months. He didn’t contact anybody or take any type of transportation available during his escape. This made it much more difficult for police to track his trail.
A member of the police SWAT team recognized Jiang when he was taking a break after a routine patrol on a Yichuan street in Jiangxi province. He asked for his colleges to help and catch Jiang promptly.
Jiang confessed that he had stayed in Qianshan county for a week after the crime and made a living by collecting trash. Sometimes, he sold stolen items for extra cash. He told police that he had fled to Jiangxi one month ago.
Jiang was sent back to Anhui’s Qianshan county to identify the scene of crime on October 3.
The girl’s parents, who are doing business in Jiangsu, had come back home for the girl’s burial months ago and demanded that justice be served and the culprit be severely punished.
This incident has since caused a sense of unease in the village. Many villagers have begun to show more concern about the safety of left-behind children—rural children who are left under the care of relatives while their parents emigrate to cities to work.
One villager said he decided to come back home from another city to look after his son after the crime made headlines.
“My son’s safety is a lot more important than earning more money,” he told reporters.
By Lucy Liu
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