Chinese toddler`s killer asks for death penalty: Report

Last Updated: Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 18:41

Beijing: A Chinese man who threw a toddler to death during a row with her mother over parking space has sought death penalty for his appalling crime.

Han Lei, 39, told prosecutors that he felt so guilty and distressed that he wanted to die.

"I caused such a calamity for the child...Please make sure that I am sentenced to death. I don`t want to live any more,"?Han was quoted as saying by the Beijing News.

Han, who was earlier imprisoned for theft, took the nearly three-year-old child from her pram and threw her to the ground near a bus stop in Beijing last month after her mother refused to give space to park his car.

He drove away in huff with his friend after throwing down baby and was later traced and arrested.

Virtually brain dead, the baby struggled in the ICU for two days before succumbing to her grievous injuries.

Also in an identical case a "drunk" policeman in Linzhou city picked up a baby from pram and threw it down.

While he was arrested later, a number of top security officials of the city were suspended for not taking timely action against him.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 18:40

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