Woman in China kills 4 daughters, wounds another with kitchen knife

Monday, Dec 12, 2016

A woman attacked her five daughters with a kitchen knife last Friday (Dec 9), killing four of them, and wounding another.

The grisly incident took place in a village in Guangdong, China, according to media reports.

Initial police investigations revealed that the 31-year-old woman was frustrated and depressed after the birth of her youngest child last month, and this sparked the attack.

Her five children were aged between a month to eight years.

South China Morning Post reported that the woman was arrested after villagers called the police.

According to Chinese media, her husband had been working away from home to support their struggling family. Investigations are ongoing.