A Guizhou court yesterday sentenced a man to death for an arson attack on a bus that left six people dead.
The Guiyang Intermediate People’s Court deprived the man, Su Dahua, of his political rights for life after being convicted of arson and causing malicious injury to others, Xinhua reports.
Su on February 27, 2014 lit up a barrel of gasoline on the bus as it was passing a primary school in Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou. Six people were killed in the fire, including a four-month-old baby, and 35 more people were injured.
The convicted man had previously told the court that he was taking his “revenge on society” when he set the bus ablaze following a family dispute.
Su was also given a one-year sentence for injuring a man who he suspected was having an affair with his wife back in 2013.
He pleaded guilty and said he would not appeal.
This is not the only case in which a bus arsonist has decided to take his revenge on the world purely for personal issues. A man who set a bus on fire in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province last July told the court his crime was “an expression of revenge on society” and that he wanted to end his own life due to poor treatment of his illness over the years. He was sentenced to death in February. Another man last July set fire to a bus in Guangzhou, killing two, because he was “angry over gambling losses”. A horrific bus fire that killed 47 people in Xiamen two years ago was started by a man who was petitioning the government over an error in his household registration.