Police Criticized for Laughing at Dead Girl’s Crime Scene

Hunan police officers criticized by the Chinese public for casually chatting and laughing at the scene of a crime where a young girl was discovered naked and dead in a vegetable field.

Hunan police officers criticized by the Chinese public for casually chatting and laughing at the scene of a crime where a young girl was discovered naked and dead in a vegetable field.

From NetEase:

Hunan High School Girl Found Dead Naked in Field, Police Criticized for Chatting and Laughing During Investigation

Young Juan (pseudonym), a female high school student in Linxiang county of Hunan province, failed to return home at night after study session at school ended, and was discovered the next day naked and dead in a vegetable field no more than 80 meters from home.

Police rushed to the scene to launch an investigation, but in the course of doing so, several police officers had both hands in their pockets and laughed as they chatted. The Paper learned from the Linxiang county Public Security Bureau that those officers who went to the scene to conduct the investigation are indeed from their bureau.

Young Juan was 16 years old this year, and a high school student in Linxiang county of Yueyang city. After study session ended on the night of December 10th, she and three classmates headed home together. 400 meters from her home, her companions and her split up due to differing destinations.

The other students arrived home, but up until 11pm, Young Juan’s mother Ms. Wang was still waiting for her daughter. The anxious family recruited neighbors in their search, but the entire night passed without any information. The next morning, someone found Young Juan’s remains in a ditch in a field behind her home.

Police then rushed to the scene, set up police lines, and started their investigation. In a local television channel’s report of the incident, audiences noticed scenes of police at the scene of the case chatting and laughing.

From video footage of the scene, two officers in police attire working the case (one of which is on probation) and one person in civilian clothes are seen standing in the vegetable field, their hands in their pant pockets, one leaning slightly over, all gathered together to chat. Then, the three of them laughed. Not far from them, a police dog was on patrol.

A netizen named “一粒沙xf” said: “When can allow the poor dead underage girl rest in peace? When can we ordinary common people trust that you police will earnestly solve the case?”

The Paper telephoned the Linxiang county Public Security Bureau’s Political and Ideological Department, but the police officer who answered have no response concerning this matter before claiming that no one from the Political and Ideological Department were present.

The Paper learned that, at present, the Linxiang county Public Security Bureau has through preliminary investigations determined that the criminal suspect is a male and has announced a reward for clues leading to the case being solved. The Paper notices that the criminal suspect is between the ages of 16 to 40, approximately 1.72 meters tall, relatively thin, and was wearing a dark hooded jacket (the hood having a fringe of fur around it), a pair of tight-fitting dark pants, and a pair of light-colored casual or sports shoes.

An officer at the Linxiang county Public Security Bureau says they have already received several tips reported by the public and are currently pursuing them.

Comments from NetEase:

箭头的来往 [网易广西柳州市网友]:

Who made it a rule that people working a case can’t laugh/smile? Relaxing can allow one to think more clearly. To put it another way, everyone is working just to make a living. Just because someone is a police officer doesn’t mean we can deprive him of his freedom, right? A person who doesn’t smile/laugh showing that they have a heavy heart is good, but if they do, there’s no need to criticize him. The media saying this is clearly doing so with the intention of finding fault. So for your own career, you go expose other people’s shortcomings?

科科斯岛daoao [网易广西柳州市网友]:

This kind of thing is difficult to make clear! Sometimes when police are working a case, they will be there for several hours! It’s impossible for them to constantly restrict their expressions and only talk about the work, right! Ultimately they have to have an objective mentality in order to maintain a clear head so they can investigate the truth! Otherwise, what are undertakers and doctors supposed to do if laughing is automatically a disrespect to the deceased or patients!

拦路虎吖吖 [网易广西柳州市网友]:

No matter what job it is, no matter how numbing that job is, we have to respect our profession, and respect the deceased even more so.

姑奶奶风格 [网易广西柳州市网友]:

With this kind of situation, people should still remain solemn/serious!!! After all, it was a person’s life! Just 16 years old! I think anyone who saw it would feel it is a pity!

玫瑰花冠 [网易广西柳州市网友]:

Just be diligent in doing your job. This is their job, and every day i tis like this. Are they supposed to wear a face of weeping every day? Work happily, live happily.

何立言 [网易浙江省杭州市网友]:

In the face of a young life tragically taken away and not feel sorry, be solemn, feel sad…just want kind of garbage are these people? Laughing sometimes comes with a price, for example that “Watch Brother” Yang Dacai.

网易云南省昆明市网友 ip:116.249.*.*

Are you people still human? Or just two beasts? Don’t blame the ordinary common people for disliking you people.

网易浙江省杭州市网友 ip:114.113.*.*

A young girl naked and dead in a vegetable field,
police officers chat on the side.
If the dead was your daughter,
would you still be laughing?

[Note: The original Chinese is a rhyming poem.]

ljq645948134 [网易北京市网友]:

I already expressed my indignation with them yesterday, them and their hands in their pockets, happily giggling away, looking sloppy and carefree like that, only to have my comment deleted.

崬苝荖莰 [网易广东省东莞市网友]:

Very saddening, why are there this many fiends in society today??? Just what kind of parents raised these fiends? China’s parents need to reflect on themselves!!!

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