Chinese army general's son to be held for gangrape



Beijing: The son of a top Chinese army general and four other suspects will be arrested in a gangrape case after judicial authorities formally approved the action amid nation wide anger.

The 17-year-old son of Li Shuangjiang, dean of the music department of the People's Liberation Army Academy of Arts, holding the rank of a General, was arrested last month following allegations by a woman who accused the suspects of gangraping her in a bar on February 17, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

This is not the junior Li's first run-in with the law. He and another teenager attacked a couple who allegedly blocked their driveway near the entrance of a residential community in Beijing two years ago.

He was later sent to a government correctional facility for one year but was reportedly released in six months.

PTI