China daycare center attacker considered suicide

The county has beefed up security near schools since the attack.

Updated: Sep 22, 2012, 22:06 PM IST

Beijing: Chinese state media on Saturday claimed that a man who killed three children and injured 13 others at a daycare center told the police that he was contemplating suicide before the attack.

The official Xinhua News Agency said, Wu Yechang had grown frustrated with life because of unemployment.

Xinhua reported today that Wu said, "he bought an axe and was wandering in Pingnan county in Guangxi province today when he saw the daycare center. He told police he abandoned the suicide plan to do something bigger."

Police are determining whether he suffered from any mental disorder. The county has beefed up security near schools since the attack.

China has experienced a string of attacks at schools and elsewhere that have prompted calls for more attention to mental illness and concern over rising stress in Chinese society.

PTI