Tragedy as baby thrown to his death

Shanghai Daily - - METRO -

Dis­traught par­ents with the body of their 11- month- old son yes­ter­day. A man threw the child from the 11th floor of a res­i­den­tial build­ing to his death, be­fore com­mit­ting sui­cide by leap­ing from the same win­dow, po­lice said. The tragedy hap­pened about 11: 30am in a res­i­den­tial com­plex on Wun­ing Road in down­town Pu­tuo Dis­trict, of­fi­cers said. Both the boy and 21-year- old man died at the scene. Neigh­bors said the man was suf­fer­ing from men­tal health prob­lems and had come to Shang­hai for med­i­cal treat­ment. Po­lice did not con­firm this. The man threw the baby, who was his cousin, out of the win­dow sud­denly and jumped out af­ter­wards, a wit­ness said. The house­hold was pre­par­ing lunch at the time of the in­ci­dent and the child’s mother wit­nessed the tragedy, po­lice said. The man came to Shang­hai only a day be­fore from his home­town in Wen­zhou of Zhe­jiang Prov­ince, po­lice said. — Yun Qing

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