Chinese netizens are connecting the brutal stabbing of three young women in Shenzhen, a major city in China’s south, with the recent arrest of Song Lin, the top official of China Resources, a Chinese state-owned conglomerate, for suspected corruption and alleged affair.
According to Chinese media reports, in the early morning of April 15, three young female roommates, all staff of the human resources department of China Resources, were attacked and raped at knife point. The attacker, a man who entered via an open window, stabbed two of the women death before he set fire to the room and fled.
Ms. Fanfan, a post graduate student from Beijing University and 26-year-old Ms. Yoyo Yang, who only recently returned to China from her studies at England’s Manchester University, were both murdered. Miss Wang managed to escape and is still in a serious condition in hospital.
The arrest of Song Lin on April 18 has quickly garnered attention by Chinese media and netizens alike, with photos of him and his mistress spread across the Internet alongside evidence of bribery.
According to sentiments from Chinese media and Chinese netizens, the brutal attack on these three young women in Shenzhen, who all worked in Song Lin’s company, just before his public shaming in the media for corruption and adultery is expected to be no coincidence.