Melon farmer dies from blow to head

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - NATION DIGEST -

An au­topsy has found that a melon farmer in Hu­nan prov­ince died from ex­ter­nal force dur­ing a con­flict with ur­ban patrol of­fi­cers, or cheng­guan. The ex­ter­nal force broke a ves­sel in the farmer’s brain, Hu­nan po­lice said. Deng Zhengjia, 56, died af­ter a con­flict with of­fi­cers in Linwu county. Deng’s fam­ily and wit­nesses claimed that of­fi­cers hit him on the head with a weight.

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