Beijing: Enraged over a primary school's decision to reject his daughter's admission, a knife wielding Chinese man went on a killing spree on Monday, slaying three students and injuring six others before committing suicide, the second such attack in two days.
The attacker surnamed Chen broke into the Dongfang primary school in Yunxi County in Hubei province and virtually slaughtered the pupils and teachers this morning, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
The slashing spree resulted in at least nine people getting injured including eight pupils and a teacher. Three of the injured later succumbed to their injuries. Chen who later jumped off the school building also died on the spot.
Initial probe suggested Chen held a grudge after his daughter was denied registration into the new semester's courses for not completing her summer vacation homework, police said.
Enraged over the decision, Chen stormed into a classroom and stabbed nine people.
Monday marks the first day of new school year in most of the Chinese schools.
It is not immediately known how Chen managed to enter the campus since security at schools was tightened following a spate of attacks on children in recent years, many perpetrated in schools and kindergartens.
Yesterday, police shot dead a knife-wielding man in southwestern Yunnan Province, who injured four policemen during a routine anti-drug road check.
In March 2010, a man killed eight children outside their elementary school in Fujian Province.
Less than two months later, several separate attacks on children were reported across the country.
In July this year, a cook killed a boy and injured two other children with a knife in a rented apartment in Guangdong Province.