A nine-year-old boy hacked his father in the head two times with a knife after witnessing the man drunkenly attacking his mother and grandmother with a scissors during a heated argument in Changzhou, Jiangsu province on May 6.
The incident was reported to police by a neighbor, surnamed Zhang, who heard a loud knock on his door at around 9:00 p.m. that night. The nine-year-old child, Xiao Wei, cried for Zhang to help his mother downstairs. Zhang said that he rushed to the scene and called the cops.
Xiao Wei’s mother and grandmother only suffered minor injuries. His father, surnamed Wei, however, is at risk of losing his life.
The tragedy unraveled when Wei arrived home drunk and started arguing with Xiao Wei’s mother, surnamed Li, about the boy’s living expenses.
According to Li, the two were already divorced, and she wanted to move out with Xiao Wei, but Wei refused to continue paying to support the child. Wei attacked his ex-wife with a pair of scissors, threatening to kill her. When Li’s mother, who lived with them, attempted to stop Wei, he began attacking her too.
Terrified at the sight of his mother and grandmother’s blood-covered faces, Xiao Wei became panicked. He grabbed a knife and attacked his father, slashing him twice in the head.
The three injured are now receiving hospital treatment and the incident is under police investigation.
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By Sharon Choi