Houdonggu villagers of Pingyi County who witnessed a house burn down with its owner inside have confirmed that molotovs were thrown in by various people of the 40-50 strong crowd which had gathered round the property. Witnesses also say that victim Zhang Jimin’s wife, Pan Jinhui, was collecting their two daughters from school at the time, and was beaten up by unknown assailants on the way home. Residents say the house was disrupting plans for a new residential area. Police are currently taking measures against individuals concerned. Netizens ridiculed police for originally calling the incident a suicide.