A woman from Sichuan who jumped into a river and drowned herself told a passerby moments earlier that she had killed her husband by castrating him.
According to NetEase, the incident took place on January 31 in Leshan city. Journalists report that the woman and her husband had argued early in the day.
Just prior to jumping into the river, the 50-year-old woman said to a passerby that during the argument she had reached for a knife and cut off his genitals, leading to his death. Reporters confirmed that her husband had been admitted to the hospital but were unable to verify whether he had passed away.
Leshan resident Liu, who was walking her dog across the bridge at the time of the incident, told reporters that the victim approached her out of the blue and said, “Sister, I have to tell you, I killed my husband.”
The woman continued to explain to Liu that since she had fallen ill, her husband had begun seeing other woman and frequently beat her, eventually causing her to kill him in her rage.
Liu offered to help and call the police, but the woman said that it wouldn’t be necessary. Liu continued on her way over the bridge, but shortly after heard a splash as the woman jumped into the river and then cried out for help. The woman’s body was later pulled from the water but paramedics were unable to resuscitate her.
“If I had known she was going to commit suicide, I would have done by best to convince her not to,” said Liu.
– Do not leave the person alone
– Remove any sharp objects, alcohol, drugs or firearms that could be used in a suicide attempt
– Take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional
– Call the following hotlines for help: Lifeline Shanghai: 021-6279-8990 (English speakers; 10am – 10pm daily); HopeLine: 4001619995 (Chinese speakers; 24/7 toll-free access)
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