Chinese police quiz 3 over attack on judges

Chinese police have quizzed 3 `linked` to a man who shot dead 3 judges in a court in central Hunan province before committing suicide.

Beijing: Chinese police have questioned three
people `linked` to a man who shot dead three judges in a court
in central Hunan province before committing suicide, in a bid
to find out how the attacker secured a machine gun and two
other pistols.

Zhu Jun, head of the security squad of the China Postal
Savings Bank sub-branch in Lingling District, yesterday barged
into the People`s Court in Yongzhou city and shot dead the
three judges before killing himself. Another judge and two
clerks were injured in the attack.

Zhu, who reportedly suffered from terminal cancer, took a
sub-machine gun and two pistols from the bank`s firearm
keeper on the pretext of getting them examined by higher
authorities, police said.

Three persons were being investigated over how Zhu
secured the weapons, the official Xinhua news agency reported
today.

He used the sub-machine gun to kill chief judge Zhao
Huning and deputy chief judge Jiang Qidong. He then used one
of pistols to kill another deputy chief judge Tan Bin before
committing suicide, according to media reports here.

Zhu, who had a son, divorced his wife three years ago. He
was reportedly angry with the way the court had handled his
divorce case and its ruling on a dispute over the sale of a
house in 2006.

It was not clear why he targeted the judges as none of
them had dealt with his case.

This year, Zhu was diagnosed with terminal cancer. He had
been on sick leave at home for two months and only returned to
work three days ago, police said.

PTI

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