A family planning official in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, ran over and killed a 13 month old baby with his car during a dispute with the child’s parents, according to the People’s Daily.
Agence France Presse reports:
A Chinese official demanding a couple pay a fine for violating the country’s one-child policy crushed their 13-month-old boy to death with a car, a local spokesman said on Tuesday.
Authorities in the eastern city of Wenzhou are investigating how the infant ended up beneath the vehicle, a Mayu county official surnamed Zhou said.
“The family was agitated,” he said. “After starting the car to bring the family to the office to discuss the matter, the official discovered the child had been crushed underneath the car.”
The baby was rushed to hospital, but could not be saved. At the time of the accident the mother was sitting in the car and the father was getting in.
The police are investigating the cause of the incident.