Girl Tormented by Classmate’s Parents Driven to Suicide

Girl Tormented by Classmate's Parents Driven to Suicide

An 11-year-old schoolgirl from Hunan jumped from her 7th floor apartment after feeling helpless due to the constant harassment she got from the parents of a classmate she hurt in a fight. Wan Lei’s nightmare began after bruising a classmate following a fall-out, after which the victim’s parents and aides relentlessly threatened and insulted her. After bottling everything up, just 3 days later she wrote her suicide note and jumped, being witnessed by her mother who was returning home. A family relative said the tragedy could have been averted if the school had informed her parents of the issue.

Source: Netease

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  • Teacher in China

    Chinasmack, it’s been clear that a lot of people aren’t happy with the new format. I saw this on BBC the other day and wonder if it’s not a fair compromise between the new format and the old. It honestly wouldn’t take you so long to translate like 3 or 4 interesting comments and put them in the context of the article, would it?

    • mr.wiener

      I’d settle for that.

      • MonkeyMouth

        was any explanation given for the new lazy format? or did the river crabs just pinch and claw the juicy tidnbits away, leaving only bare bones?

        • Dolph Grunt

          But they still show up on the news search engines. Maybe that’s the sole focus now. Just getting the clicks.

    • daughteroar

      Wasn’t there a fundraising effort, on the part of China Smack, that no one answered?

      • Dolph Grunt

        Yeah, that. For me, personally, there were a few flaws with that. First, most other “news portals” don’t ask for donations. Secondly, there are other China news sites out there. Third, they really didn’t (for me, anyways) do any sort of job of explaining why they needed money when they already had advertisers. There was some mention of advertisers wanting to censor the content, but I don’t recall any further explanation.

        Anyways, I’m not as bummed out as others, it seems. I stick my nose in here from time to time, but I have other things (and sites) to preoccupy my time. It was nice while it lasted.

      • Teacher in China

        There sure was. I’ll echo the sentiment of Dolph Grunt here and say that I just couldn’t see how it was justified. I understand circumstances change with people, and the people running it couldn’t afford the money or the time that was getting put into that, but at the same time I just didn’t feel that it was a valuable enough service to pay for. I’m very tight with the purse strings these days, so I try to think carefully before spending money on anything at all.

        As to the article I posted, I really feel like doing the same thing is probably about 5 minutes more work per article for someone who’s already doing the work to just cherry pick a few choice comments and integrate them into the article, so that the commenters here have something more to respond to. I feel like it’s a nice halfway point between the unsustainable amount of work that the former format entailed and the current slapdash, way-too-brief format they have now.

    • bujiebuke

      I like the idea, but I think you’re speaking to deaf ears in this case. The people who used to run this site with the full stories are likely not the same people now. You’ve been a member of this site longer than I have, so you probably recall how Kai used to address everyone’s concerns or issues in a timely manner. For all intents and purposes, he’s gone and there’s no one that has replaced him.

      My guess is that the previous owners have moved on to better things, perhaps lying on the sands of cancun sipping pina coladas. This site is now a click generating machine like Shanghaist. There’s really no mission or purpose anymore other than posting sensational stories with a short summary, some that’s been a bit misleading. They need to bring back a representative who can answer some of our questions and address concerns if they want to continue to have dedicated readers.

  • Jahar

    I’d like some more info. It paints the bully as some poor victim. I find it hard to believe that the bullied child’s parents were able to harass the bully that much in 3 days.

    • vonskippy

      Once again, proving the old sayings are often true. In this case, the bully “can dish it out, but can’t take it” along with “keep your hands to home”.

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