Chinese University Student Poisoned to Death by Roommate

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On Sina Weibo:

#Fudan University Poisoning#

Fudan University graduate student suspected of being poisoned by roommate in critical condition

April 1st, a Fudan University class of 2010 [year of entry] medical graduate student was feeling unwell and was taken to a hospital affiliated with the school to see a doctor. After being hospitalized, his condition worsened, losing consciousness and suffering liver failure. The hospital conducted multiple consultations and diagnoses but has not yet found the cause. Police investigating the remaining water in this student’s dorm water dispenser detected traces of a poisonous chemical compound, essentially determining that a roommate and fellow student is the suspect.

This hashtag has over 56m discussions.

From Sina Weibo:

@央视新闻 [CCTV News]: Huang Yang, tonight we bid you farewell [蜡烛]: He was from Rong county of Sichuan province, who in 2005 was admitted to Fudan University with a [gaokao college entrance examination] score of 690 points. Both parents are retired workers, and his family financial situation is difficult. All of his university expenses were paid with money he earned himself, never having once used his family’s money. He optimistically sought to improve himself. The medical expenses for his mother’s liver surgery also came from money from his scholarships, hard-work, and scrimping on expenses. Today, a 28-year-old young life has come to a sudden stop! Tonight, we’ll light candles, and send you off! [蜡烛]

Huang Yang, a Fudan University graduate student who was poisoned to death by his roommate.

This microblog post currently has nearly 2m reshares with over 65k comments spanning 3200 pages, making it one of the top posts on the Sina Weibo social network. Most of the comments left by Chinese netizens were candles and condolences.

From Sina Weibo:

@复旦大学 [Fudan University Official Microblog Account]: We report with great sorrow that class of 2010 master’s degree graduate student Huang Yang died at 3:23pm on April 16th at Zhongshan Hospital of Fudan University after efforts to resuscitate him failed. During Huang Yang’s stay at the hospital, the hospital expended all efforts and multiple consultations to save him, and we did our best to save our own student. For parents to lose a beloved son and a school to lose a valuable student, we express deep grief! [蜡烛][蜡烛]

This microblog post was reshared over 163k times and 62k comments over 3100 pages. Again, most of the netizen comments were candles.

From Sina Weibo:

@李佳佳Audrey: Victim and friend Fudan student’s latest update: When I went to see him on Friday, he had already become completely unrecognizable, his entire body swollen, his breathing tube full of bloody bubbles. In just a short week, he’s gone. What is even more unexpected is that he had been poisoned by someone. The poisoner is his good friend and roommate, who had put 10x the dosage of an experimental chemical compound in the water dispenser, leading to his good friend in just a few days suffering liver failure, emphysema, then brain death. 泪[蜡烛]

On Sina Weibo:

#Fudan University Poisoning Case#

Fudan poisoning case cracked by mysterious text message, suspect’s microblog exposed

April 16th, Fudan University poisoning victim Huang Yang @yunghuang died, the toxin being N-Nitrosodimethylamine. On the 9th day after Huang Yang fell ill, he received a mysterious text message reminding him of a certain chemical drug, which proved to be a major break in the case, leading to suspect Lin Senhao @大汉漠北. It’s said that Huang Yang was killed by mistake. May fellow student Huang Yang rest in peace, and the murderer be severely punished!

This hashtag currently has over 372k discussions. “Huang Yang” is currently also the most searched keyword on Sina Weibo, yielding 1.4m results.

On Sina Weiba:

And so the truth slowly surfaced

The story likely goes like this: Poisoning suspect Lin Senhao’s real intention was not to poison Huang Yang, but rather another roommate Jiang Cheng. He had previously in 2012 registered an account on Baidu named “诛姜成”, where he asked a lot about toxic/poisonous chemical compounds, his intention also likely not being to directly poison [Jiang Cheng] to death, but to use small dosages to slowly poison him and eventually kill him, only to unexpectedly use the wrong dosage and mistakenly kill Huang Yang, ultimately causing a tragedy.

Lin Senhao felt guilty, and when experts were unable to diagnose the illness, he used his mobile phone to send a text message to Huang Yang, telling him the poison’s chemical compound, so that Huang Yang could be saved. However, it was precisely because of this text message that a suspect was arrested.

Lin Senhao, the fellow Fudan University graduate student and roommate who is suspected of having poisoned Huang Yang, perhaps accidentally.

Lin Senhao

The Fudan University Poisoning case reminded Chinese netizens of a previous case, resulting in the following hashtag also trending…

On Sina Weibo:

#Tsinghua University Poisoning Case#

Tsinghua female student mysteriously poisoned, what happened remains unknown to this day

1994, Tsinghua University class of 1992 Chemistry major Zhu Ling exhibited symptoms of thallium poisoning, resulting in full body paralysis, 100% permanent disability, and brain damage. Zhu Ling’s parents believed she was “intentionally poisoned” by her roommate, with the case going on over 10 years now without being solved.

This case was also mentioned in a chinaSMACK report over two years ago, of a former Peking University chemist who poisoned her Tsinghua University graduate husband in America.

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  • Anna

    Sofa.
    As my prize tell me that you miss the most.

    • billy

      That you are a complete and utter arsehole who dserves a swift kicking and of course – CUNT!

      • Anna

        So you miss being a complete and utter asshole and you deserve a swift kicking. Oh btw PUSSY!

        • billy

          I don’t know if you noticed – but the story is about a kid who was slowly murdered by some twat he shared a room with – and the only comment you can come up with is ‘sofa’ like a demented retard, an unfeeling robot with the IQ of a tadpole. Fuck off back under your paving stone – CUNT!

          • Anna

            At the end of the day it is my choice if I want to be a cunt or not, just as much as its your choice to reply back and or be a cunt yourself. The reality of it is, this is the internet. have as much right to be an utter cunt if I want as you do. If you can’t figure this then you have the IQ of well …. this lump of cheese sitting in my fridge.

            Would you like me instead go oh that’s shocking another murder in the world has happen just to please yourself, I’m not you and I don’t care about what you said – so go ahead and call me cunt all day long.

            BTW is EQ not IQ – PUSSY

          • billy

            You have the right to be an utter cunt, and I have the right to call you out on being an utter cunt – which you are being, good to see you at least admit to it.

            Say what you want. But if the best you can do is ‘sofa’ acting like a brain dead retard without an original thought in that one megawatt brain of yours. Then why bother? You are just announcing to the world that you are a complete waste of space without an original thought to call your own.

          • Anna

            Yeah yeah whatever, likewise saying CUNT after each time someone posts something you don’t like, fucking original and not been used a 1000 times on forums.

            Who’s the waste of space, the cunt or the cunt that answers the cunt thinking that the cunt is a waste of space. So fucking funny, oh as I’m on here, Hello world, and Billy and of course PUSSY

          • Rick in China

            As much as I dislike reading most of billy’s posts, he has some valid points. Sofa is about as cool as “yolo”.. maybe even a little less.

          • billy

            Oh Rick – you will get to love me when I marry your mum and I get to be your stepdad! We will get on like a house on fire!

          • Anna

            I apologized, I did it to know Billy would bite back using CUNT, a rather ambiguous word for what its being used for. I suggest that the mods post something to further discussion. I was never really a one for saying sofa, but billy has now put some fun into it I feel like doing it again for a while.

          • billy

            Every time you post ‘sofa’ you will be called a cunt. If you don’t then you won’t. It doesn’t bother me either way. The ‘sofa’ sheriff is in town and is here to stay!

          • donscarletti

            Are you cunts still arguing here?

            By the way, a nice Chinese girl asked me how to say 傻屄 in English. I reply to her truthfully “dumb cunt”, now she talks like a sailor and won’t stop.

          • billy

            In life Scarletti, some cunts are bigger cunts than others, on Chinasmack – the Sofa kings (and queens) are the biggest cunts of them all.

          • MonkeyMouth

            you and anna can share the sofa…. bust all the springs so it cant be used again

          • MonkeyMouth

            thats pretty awesome. imperialism at its best

          • mr.wiener

            The “Sofa Sheriff”?
            Better than “Captain Cunt” I suppose.

          • cc

            Now stop using my name in vain

          • Sofa Sheriff
          • Dr Barefoot

            Agreed, that sofa thing is ridiculous; better leave it to the locals. (I wonder if they still use it, I hope not)

          • billy

            No, not at all, Most of the stuff that get’s posted on here I disagree with and don’t like. However, I don’t call anyone a cunt because they post something I disagree with. Now ‘sofa’ has been posted on threads about collapsed buildings, murdered kids (like now for instance) and all kinds of horrible atrocities and incidents – therefore – making the sofa poster a cunt of the highest standing. I have made it my business now to call every poster of ‘sofa’ a cunt. You are today’s cunt and it is wholly deserved. Try not to be the ‘cunt’ tomorrow.

          • https://www.facebook.com/dinie.akhemu Gerhana

            what if its a sofa for a cheesy Chinese love song? is that allowed?

          • billy

            Sorry mate, ‘sofa’ is getting run out of town, come on! You can think of a funny riposte for a cheesy Chinese pop song surely!

          • MonkeyMouth

            ya…. i called sofa on the last one… it was pointed out that there were 0 comments 8 hours after posting…. bill… look it up and call me a cunt, will ya?

          • https://www.facebook.com/dinie.akhemu Gerhana

            yeah go ahead billy, monkeymouth is waiting for ya!

          • billy

            you are a cunt anyway, no need for confirmation. Don’t worry about past ‘sofas’ – we will be labelling all guilty parties as such in the future.

          • MonkeyMouth

            a cunt because? sir? please explain, sir. and btw… who the fuck is your ‘we’>? you and the other gua wa zi??

          • billy

            MM – If you look at the post above mine, you wrote and I quote ‘look it up and call me a cunt, will ya?’ So your wish is my command! What can I do? I like to please the patrons on ‘ChinaSmack’ even the ‘sofa’ kings and queens if they ask for a free character appraisal.

          • MonkeyMouth

            you said i am a cunt ‘anyway’, implying i am a cunt regardless of me desire to sit on a comfy sofa or not. i am gonna remember this for when you misstep….. then you will get a free character destruction

          • billy

            You are, but seeing as you wanted conformation, I thought I would help you out. I don’t give a shite – you character demolish me all you want – it is a free world you cunt!

          • MonkeyMouth

            the equalizer of a tadpole?

          • Anna

            and just to make some inner moral part of you happy. RIP the poor guy.

          • billy

            Good – now you are 5% less of a cunt than you was an hour go – well done!

    • Anna

      w/t

  • Irvin

    Yeah I thought of killing my roommate too when I was in uni. never got around to it though cuz I was bad at chemistry and knifing him is too messy.

    • http://simplydesigned.tumblr.com/ maybeabanana

      Lol my college roomie was a bitch as well and I’ve thought of dirty revenge plenty of times with no fruition. I caught her one day dusting her floor mat on my bed and she wanted me to change roommates and I purposely didn’t just to annoy her. (I suspect roomie did worse things and I stayed just to annoy her but that wad the extent of my actions.) << Petty revenge confession bear.

    • the ace of books

      And this is why I’m never living with a random roommate again.

    • Agus

      Uni? OMG, you’re an Aussie…

  • Mark

    This is so so sad

    • billy

      That is why I would never share lodgings with anyone else, especially at the age of the deceased. Too set in ones ways and that they way you live might drive the unbalanced amongst who you live with to do something stupid. RIP.

      • Jeffrey Wu

        ^In case anyone got confused by his grammar and spelling, here’s a translation.

        This is why I would never share lodgings with anyone, especially at the age of the deceased mentioned in the above article. Being too set in one’s habits can drive a potentially imbalanced roommate to do something stupid.

        • billy

          Nothing wrong with what I wrote Jeffrey Wu – you are probably still upset at being passed over for that teaching job at Wall Street English for some Estonian with blond hair! Silly cunt!

          • carmouflagger

            You forgot the blue eyes.. Blonde hair and blue eyes :P

          • billy

            True mate, Jeffrey and his superior grammar policing skills thwarted by Aryan DNA. Life aint fair!

          • chrislee

            No need to be so sore. He just did you a favor since you obviously have not passed high school

        • slob

          Grammar nazi? HEIL!

          • billy

            Ignore him – he is just being a complete and utter tit.

          • the ace of books

            Because correcting other people’s sloppy writing is just like killing 11 million people.

        • the ace of books

          Thanks for the translation :D

  • Bugs Bunny

    BS of chemistry and pharmchy, i do not take pills at all.
    and i am healthy as a cow.
    i should study for BA,everyone says this to me,i can write well,talk well…sigh! i just did not wanna be a fool so i chose BS,but it’s turned out failed…
    no gun in china, so our students only can poison…

    • moldavidian

      Be really thankful guns are so difficult to obtain in China and the penalty for murder is often death.

    • cc

      You are a cow, can i suck on you’re teats?

      • Bugs Bunny

        do not write to me any more, wuss!
        even dare not to answer me!
        your just panda banana, same wuss!

        • cc

          Hmmm, yummy, Eatcock breast milk, must be nice and full of protein now you’re carrying my baby. Big fat titties.

          • Bugs Bunny

            i do not know you, we never met, do not write this kind of things to me.i hope others can see what i write here.
            so they will know.

          • cc

            You meet me every night in you’re dreams, that’s why you wake up all moist and aroused.

          • Bugs Bunny

            who dream of you?
            i even do not know who your how you look like.
            you said your in shanghai now, right? so, get out !

          • cc

            I’m in your massage parlor waiting for you to attend to me, leave that other client alone and come to me baby

          • Bugs Bunny

            fuck yourself
            i work for a foreign company and take care of office,pay for salary…
            go away! wuss!
            even dare not to show up!
            stop bullshit online!
            idiot!

          • cc

            I told you to leave that other client alone, i don’t need to know your servicing a whole foreign company, just come and service me, i need my happy ending now and a suck on your milk full titties

          • Bugs Bunny

            you go die, wuss!
            sob!
            dare to write to me again….

          • Germandude

            epic troll, cc. I give you that. Hilariously epic.

    • MonkeyMouth

      healthy as a cow? watch out…. you’re gonna get a lot of flak for that….

      • Bugs Bunny

        who your?
        what is your previous name?
        i feel your an old user here too.

        • MonkeyMouth

          nah…. i’ve always had the same name. just didnt comment for a long time. old enough user here, though.

  • Jeffrey Wu

    The segment titled “and so the truth slowly surfaced” is translated so poorly. He asked a lot of posionous chemical compounds? As if chemicals are sentient beings who can answer questions.

    As for the second ridiculous passage; not directly poison him to death, but to slowly kill him. Umm… what difference is there between them? 致命 means to strike the killing blow or cause immediate death, your wording of “directly poison to death” is confusing and doesn’t correspond with the actual meaning.

    • http://www.chinasmack.com/ Fauna

      Sorry, it should be “about” not “of” and I have corrected it now.

      The second part is that Lin did not intend to kill his target with one dose but because he used the wrong dose. That is what happened. His original plan was use small doses over time to slowly poison someone so they will die later and it will be harder for police to determine when he was poisoned and who is responsible.

      I am sorry for the first mistake but I do not think my translation here is so bad or “ridiculous”. English is not my native language so I know my translations is not natural for many native English speakers. I am always trying to improve. Please be understanding.

      • billy

        Don’t apologise – tell him to go and fuck himself.

        • BiggJ

          For real.

        • Tadd

          lol, i love reading your posts.. very, very refreshing haha

          • billy

            Thank you Tadd.

      • slob

        I’m pretty sure everyone who read it understood the meaning. I find it ironic that he’s a grammar nazi with the name Jeffrey Wu. ‘JE’ffrey ‘W’u.

    • BiggJ

      Captain English….there must be some other English emergencies in the world that need fixing, your powers are wasted here.

      • Rick in China

        I bet Jeffrey is afraid to drink his own water….. ;)

    • Nilerafter24

      gtfo…. Is this a GRE reading forum ??Egotistic grammar Nazi. We all know Fauna makes mistakes from time to time.

    • PoS

      Is this the same Jeffery Wu who wumaos himself all over facebook?

      • Dr. Barefoot

        “to wumao oneself”, nice one, love it

    • harvz

      Jeffrey Wu, please take your instant noodles and crawl back into your virgin cave.

  • Barney Rubble

    If I was forced to live with an over achieving Chinese roommate, I’d kill them too.

    • YourSupremeCommander

      If you put yourself in a position where you are forced to live with an over achieving Chinese roommate, please kill yourself right after you killed him.

  • vincent

    Killed by mistake? Man this guy would have to be one dumb bastard to make a mistake like that, ‘oh whoops dude I poisoned you by mistake and you’re going to die, my bad’

    • dumbledore

      Dumb? You think someone sending a message from his own phone regarding the poison could be dumb? Why, I never,,,

  • https://www.facebook.com/dinie.akhemu Gerhana

    Just some questions out of curiosity if anyone can answer:

    Murder does not have statute of limitation in China correct? or the one that murder 10 years ago will walk away free? is poisoning case common among students in China?

  • Anna

    Not related to this case, but the Tsinghua one. There is another side to it, there was a family member who was a KMT officer and their was a conspiracy that where was some kind of payback which involved her roommate’s hand. This is because another family member was found dead or crippled in a cave climbing accident but with cut ropes. but I have to confirm my sources for this.

    But to be honest some of the chemistry labs at Tsinghua or the time I was there were not playing attention to health and safety.

  • BiggJ

    I thought this would be a clear cut case of chinese suicide….even with all the evidence….suicide….less paper work.

    • TJDubs

      Right, like that college student who was on his way home for New Year, when Rail Ministry thugs pulled him from the train and beat the bejesus out of him and then claimed he committed suicide, by jumping from the one-story building.

  • A Gawd Dang Mongolian

    So he was so crappy at chemistry he killed the wrong guy with the wrong dosage?

    Killed by a moron; just an extra kick when you down.

  • Nilerafter24

    “”It is not enough that I should succeed, but I should see others fail.””
    -Over-achieving Asian student

    • http://simplydesigned.tumblr.com/ maybeabanana

      Said my Harvard cousin.

  • Speedy_Cheese

    Extremely sad to hear of this. What a completely idiotic and needless death of an individual who could have certainly made a great contribution to the world.

  • mr.wiener

    This is why you should only drink beer.
    Why was he trying to poison the other guy anyway?

    • the ace of books

      Ehn, beer is something I drink only when I can’t get mead.

      Because he, like everyone else who has ever attempted to murder anotehr human being, has decided that a person’s life was worth less than the cost of the poison.

  • markus peg

    He seemed admirable, poor guy… It’s a truly sad story.

    But i don’t quite understand why? so the man tried to poison/kill someone else but ended up killing this student by mistake? so his intention was to kill someone either way even tho he poisoned the wrong person??

  • the ace of books

    This is why you never murder someone yourself – you hire a hitman. It’s like rotating your tires: you could do it yourself, at a lot of time and energy, or you could pay someone else $25 to get it done right.

    In seriousness, the horrible part is the “didn’t mean to kill him part, but that’s also what’s fucked-up about it: Would it have been ‘okay’ for the murderer’s conscience if he had managed to kill the ‘right’ person? He probably wouldn’t’ve sent that text…

  • lins

    god damn it
    why some are just auging with each other as if they’d like their god damned family and friends be poisoned
    somebody dies, people!!!

  • cc

    Did he ever wonder why he was the only one drinking from the water dispenser?

    • Jeffrey Wu

      He got killed with one dose, so I think he couldn’t have noticed anything fishy. If the murderer’s original plan to kill over multiple doses over a lengthy period of time was put into action, then he probably would have taken note that he was the only one drinking from it.

  • JACKIE

    The Bible also gives a few warnings about friends. A friend who is as close as
    your own soul has the power to entice you to sin (Deut. 13:5-7). And a friend
    who turns against you is unbearable – much worse than an enemy (Psalm 55:12-14).
    And, when it comes to true friendship, the Bible implies that numbers do not
    always mean safety (Proverbs 18:23-24). Just because you have many friends, that
    does not mean that they are all faithful and true.

    • MonkeyMouth

      take your bible and stick it up yer butt

    • dumbledore

      Great, let’s hear more about what the bibble has to say on everything. I could use a good laugh.

    • mr.wiener

      The Bible is a good book, but I wouldn’t take it as gospel.

  • Alphy

    So am I correct to understand there are 3 guys rooming together? And somehow only 1 guy drink water and got poison? Obviously the guy who put the poison in is not going to drink it, but why the heck did he think only his target would drink the water from a water dispenser? That doesn’t make any sense, and obviously didn’t work. If it were suppose to be a slow poison, he must know that unless he clue in the unintended target he will eventually get poison even if assume he doesn’t drink much water. Is it perhaps not a water dispenser shared? Or a water kettle in the other guy’s private room?

  • MonkeyMouth

    ya, know…. if we/they brought in ‘western’ criteria for diagnosing psychopathy ( i.e the big red DSM-V) we would find about a billion fucking psychopaths here in the heavenly kingdom. just sayin…..

  • linette lee

    ……only to unexpectedly use the wrong dosage and mistakenly kill Huang Yang, ultimately causing a tragedy…………..

    He used the wrong dose killing the wrong person…ultimately causing a tragedy. So I guess if he would have used the right dose and killed the right person it would not have been a tragedy. ok…….

    Where you find evil people like this? Intention to kill and commit murder. Death sentence please.

  • http://www.sinolicious.com/ Gay_Chevara

    There have been a few cases of murder on Chinese uni campuses recently.

  • Dr Sun

    did he have smelly feet ?

  • The Hungus

    Chinese university students don’t know mobile texts can be traced.

    Jeeeeeez

  • http://www.facebook.com/ChrissyTheProducer TheProducer Chrissy

    WTF IS THE WORLD COMING TOOOOOOOO!!!

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