Man threatens to take his own life

China Daily (USA) - - CHINA -

A man in Hain­ing at­tempted to take his own life be­cause he claimed his mother-in-lawwas forc­ing him to buy her an apart­ment he couldn’t af­ford. The 27-year-old, a mi­grant worker sur­named Jia, tried to kill him­self with a kitchen knife in­side a po­lice sub­sta­tion. He told po­lice that his mother-in-lawwas pre­vent­ing him from see­ing his wife un­less he gave the older woman 100,000 yuan ($15,000) to buy an apart­ment. He said he has two chil­dren to sup­port and only 40,000 yuan in sav­ings.

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