In a shocking incident, a man in China killed his two young children so that he could start a ‘new family.’ The accused allegedly killed them by throwing them out of his high rise building in Chongqing municipality area.
The incident took place in November last year and the accused, Zhang Bo was detained after a month since then.
He has been charged with murder and he will appear in front of the court this month.
Man Kills Children Because GF Wanted Him to Get Rid Of Them
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The motive behind the alleged murders of his two kids – one-year-old son and two-year-old daughter – was his girlfriend’s reluctance to marry him with the two around.
Zhang’s girlfriend, Ye Chengchen, reportedly didn’t want him to have kids of his own blood.
Zhang’s ex-wife confirmed the same and further claimed that she had pressurised the man by cutting her own wrists in a suicide attempt.
Ye was also charged with murder and was arrested.
How he murdered his children
The two young kids were thrown from the window of the 14th floor of a residential building. The kids landed on a lawn and died.
Zhang was not initially suspected and it was considered as an accident. He had claimed that he was asleep when it all happened and woke up after he heard people shouting downstairs.
But he later admitted before the police that both he and his girlfriend has plotted the murder. The also revealed the motive: they wanted to have their own family without any kids from his former marriage, as per the indictment.
Zhang started a romantic relationship with Ye, in 2019, when he was still married. However, last year he divorced his wife and reached an agreement that Chen would raise their daughter, while he would raise their son until he was 6 years.
The little girl was also invited to her father’s place to play with her brother the day before they died. On that day, when Zhang’s mum left home, the accused held both his kids and threw them out of the window.
Sadly, there have been similar horrific incidents reported in the past as well.
Unfortunate Instances Where Parents Killed Their Own Children
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It shocked the entire nation, drawing condemnation for the lack of support offered to those caring for children with disabilities.
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The woman had an argument with her husband and had threatened to stab him over an argument about money to go to Japan. But, there were no signs of the mum turning violent and hurting her own kids.
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A 33-year-old woman fatally shot her four children, Joel Johnson, 12, Jazzlyn Johnson, 13, Jaxs Johnson, 15, and Pebbles Johnson, 17, before taking her own life.
Then she sent a text message to a male coworker that read: “Tell my mum what happened, I want to be cremated with my kids.
All of these cases point to an increased need for mental health awareness and imminent help to those who may need it.
According to a 2018 national survey, one in seven people in Singapore have experienced a mental disorder in their lifetime.
The top three mental disorders include depression, alcohol abuse, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. The study further estimated that around 18 per cent of Singapore’s youth live with depression.
Mental Health Singapore Helpline Numbers
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If you are suffering from mental health problems or know someone who will need help, then reach out to the following helpline numbers:
You can call the 24-hours open suicide prevention helpline to seek immediate help.
No: 1800-221 4444
Reach out to SAMH at 1800-283 7019.
Mental Health Department
6 Woodlands Square #03-01
Woods Square Tower 2. Singapore 737737
Tel: 6978 4217
Remember, sometimes mental health can be silent, but the effects are just as devastating. So, take good care of yourself and don’t ignore any of the symptoms.
News source: SCMP