Divorced father kills 7-year-old son by throwing him off pedestrian overpass
After hitting the pavement, the boy was crushed by a passing car
In a horrific tragedy that has shocked China, a father has been accused of his tossing his own son off a pedestrian overpass to die.
The man, surnamed Jiang, went by bus with his 7-year-old son from their home near Chengdu to the city of Chongqing on Sunday. Upon arriving in Chengdu, he took his son up a pedestrian bridge over a busy road and allegedly threw him off.
After hitting the pavement, the boy was crushed by a passing car. He was rushed to the hospital, but doctors were unable to save his life.
Jiang, 32, has been arrested. His family members say that after his divorce last November, he began acting abnormally, however, at it is not clear at this time what led him to decide to take his own young son’s life.