Man admits killing girl to get 'revenge on society'

2013-01-24 02:03:12 GMT2013-01-24 10:03:12(Beijing Time)

A 19-year-old man who was caught by police in the southern city of Shenzhen for allegedly robbing and killing a 16-year-old girl told officers he did it to "take revenge on society."

The death of the girl, Laiceng Yutong, has attracted wide public attention on the microblog as she was reported missing on January 12, hours after she had posted details of where she would be.

Many netizens believed her habit of posting her whereabouts may have led to her death as the killer could have known where she was going and ambushed her.

Shenzhen police said they caught suspect Meng Shuai on Sunday. Meng told police he saw Laiceng walking home alone on January 12, and he grabbed her and took her to an empty shop to rob her, according to Shenzhen Television.

But Meng told police he chose his target randomly and denied he found Laiceng based on her microblog, the TV report said.

Meng told police he had been cheated in a pyramid scam and had a tense relationship with his family. He decided to rob others to make a living and strangled the girl to death after she resisted, the report said.

Meng told police he killed Laiceng as a way to "take revenge on society" for all the "unfair treatment" he had received in life.

Laiceng's relatives told Shenzhen Television that a woman had witnessed a man grabbing Laiceng. The woman rushed to a factory to get help from a security guard.

The guard told her it was none of his business and no one called the police, the relatives told the TV station.

Editor: Yu Runze
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