Man beats wife to death for cracking phone screen
A Chinese man has been arrested after beating his wife to death because he believed she had cracked the screen of his smartphone.
The woman, surnamed Chen, was found dead with serious head injuries on September 15 at her home in the city of Yinchuan, China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, reported People’s Daily Online.
The 28-year-old suspect, surnamed Su, has been arrested by the Yinchuan police after a city-wide manhunt.
The suspect Su did not have a steady job and stayed at home all the time, said the police.
The couple were heard having a serious altercation on the day before the incident.
On September 15, the father-of-two reportedly left home in the morning; and when he returned, he found the screen of his smartphone cracked.
Outraged, the man thought his wife, who had complained about his addiction to smartphones, had broken his handset.
However, a separate report by Ningxia TV made the claim that Chen smashed the mobile phone onto the floor during a fight with her husband.
In the afternoon, the dead body of Chen was found by Su's father, who immediately reported to police.
Officers said the female victim had been repeatedly struck in the head by a blunt object, leading to the death.
A blood-stained wooden stick was found at the murder scene.
Chen's husband was immediately identified as the main suspect.
He was seen by neighbours fleeing from the house and heading towards the forest.
After failing to find the suspect in areas around his home and the forest, the police carried out a city-wide manhunt on September 15.
They said the task proved to be challenging as the streets were crowded with pedestrians on the Mid-Autumn festival.
In the evening, Su was arrested at a store in Yinchuan city.Su admitted he had beaten his wife to death using a wooden stick as she was asleep.
The man is currently under detention. Police said further investigation would be carried out.
Two reported dead and several others wounded when Tipper Truck with registration number BA 730-12 collided with a Nissan Santra vehicle on the Sunyani-Techiman road in the Brong Ahafo region Wednesday.
According to reports, the Nissan Santra vehicle with registration number GC 4887-09 carrying three passengers was returning from Sunyani when it crushed with the tipper truck loaded with quarry materials.
The deceased included an Assistant Headmaster at the Wenchi Senior High School, Mr Adu Damoah and Mr. Atta Bise, a Circuit Supervisor at the Wenchi.
The others including some Returning Officers of the Electoral Commission (EC) are in critical condition have been rushed to the Sunyani Regional hospital for medical attention.
The police and personnel of the fire service who were at the scene had to cut the Nissan Sentra into pieces to be able to remove the bodies.
Meanwhile, the tipper truck driver and his mate escaped from the scene.