‘Bank Bomber’ in China given death sentence
A Chinese court has sentenced a man to death and awarded varied jail terms to two of his accomplices for bombing a bank.
Beijing: A Chinese court has sentenced a man to death and awarded varied jail terms to two of his accomplices for bombing a bank in which two people were killed in Wuhan city.
The Wuhan Municipal Intermediate People`s Court sentenced Wang Haijian, the main accused in the bombing of a bank in Wuhan city to death.
It also stripped his political rights for life.
The court found Wang guilty of setting off a homemade bomb in front of a branch of the state-owned China Construction Bank in Wuhan on December 1, 2011.
Two of his accomplices, Wang Wei and Wang An`an were given prison terms of 10 years and six years, respectively, for jointly plotting the bank robbery, Xinhua news agency reported.
The homemade bomb, hidden on a section of pavement in front of the bank, was detonated when clerks were about to load money into a bank vehicle.
The explosion killed two people on the spot and incurred financial losses of about USD 20,320.