(From Netease) September 20, Hunan Fenghuang County Public Security Bureau issued a public notice which revealed the brief course of events about the death of a 16 year old girl in Ancient Phoenix City (Fenghuang), Hunan Province.
September 4, at 7 pm, a 16-year-old girl leaped to her death at the Phoenix Grand hotel. Many spectators were at the scene, for a while, this girl’s jump caused public uproar in the local area. Faced with various speculations, Fenghuang Country police issued “the truth of Fenghuang 9/4 case” article 16 days after the incident:
Truth of Fenghuang 9/4 case
September 4, 2010 at 7 pm, the incident of a young girl leaped to her death occurred at Phoenix Grand hotel Fenghuang County. After the incident, Fenghuang County Public Security Bureau police quickly carried out investigation at the scene and also conducted outside investigation interviews. During the investigation, the police has decided the incident should be handled as a criminal case. September 5, 2010, County Public Security Bureau set up a “9.4 special detective group”. September 8, the case has been successfully cracked, Lin and other four suspects were arrested, and the current development of the case is announced as the following:
September 4, 2010, Qiu (female) and his friends, Hou (female), Lin and Yang came to Fenghuang County for fun from Jishou. After 4 of them arrived to Fenghuang, Lin arranged to have meal with his friends in town. They drank at the meal, after eating, Qiu, Hou, Lin, Yang, Han, Long and Wang, seven of them went to a KTV to sing. After arrived at the KTV private room, Han invited his friends Gong and Xu. During singing, Yang and Long left early. The rest of people remained in the room and kept drinking. After, Lin and others took Qiu and Hou to Phoenix Grand hotel 9th floor and opened 4 hotel rooms. In the room, Mr. Han and others repeatedly molested Qiu and tried to have sexual relations with her. Later Qiu fled from the room and jumped out of the window on the 9th floor hallway and died instantly. The basic information of the deceased: Qiu, female, 16 years old, from Hubei.
People that are involved in the case: Lin (male, 40, from Fenghuang, car repairman), Wang (male, 34, from Fenghuang, bus driver), Han (male, 34, from Fenghuang, bus driver), Gong (male, 32, from Fenghuang, county traffic police), Xu (male, 32, from Fenghuang, county traffic police) are suspects of the crime. September 8, Fenghuang County Public Security Bureau arrested five suspects. Fenghuang County People’s Prosecutor has been involved in the case. The case is being further processed, and Fenhuang County relevant department is handling the aftermath of the incident.
Fenghuang County Public Security Bureau
September 20, 2010
The deceased young girl Qiu was from Futu town, Yangxin County. When the reporter went there, he heard that there is no direct road to go to this particular village. Reporter drove over 10 km to reach the first hill farm, but the road that goes to the village came to an end, it was stopped by a river. Qiu’s father called the reporter and told him that the water was too deep, he couldn’t reach their home. They told the reporter to stay put and the family tread water to cross the river to meet with the reporters.
The family told the reporter that Qiu had 3 older sisters and 1 older brother. The 2 older sisters are already married, the older bother is working in Shenzhen and the third old sister is doing really well in school. Qiu was in 2nd grade middle school last year, but she started working in order to make more money for her 3rd older sister to go to school. Since the beginning of this year she had been working in a clothing factor in Wenzhou.
Qiu called home in August and told her parents she saved up 2000 yuan, and was going to mail it home for her older sister for school. August 24, she told the family that she was going to Hunan with her friend Lili (Hou). On the phone, her mother tried to advise her to not to go, but in the end she still went…
When the reporter went to Fenghuang, insiders revealed some information, Qiu and Lili (Hou) went to Fenghuang County for fun on September 2. Around 2 pm in the afternoon Lili’s friend Yang invited them for lunch.
During lunch, Yang made a phone call and invited a man named Ling. When Lin arrived he also invited two policemen, Gong and Xu, bus driver, Han etc. Then they went to a nearby KTV to sing.
According to the insiders, at the KTV, they gave Qiu and Lili each a cup of alcohol. After that, Qiu passed out and Lili was stronger but was also very drunk.
They took Lili and Qiu to Phoenix Grand hotel to rest. According to the hotel surveillance video, at 5:57 pm, Qiu was carried into the elevator, Lili was escorted by another man, total 4 men and 2 women. They opened 4 rooms on the 9th floor.
After they went into the room, Han tried to rape Lili. Lili escaped by using the excuse of going to the restroom. Lili felt the situation was not good, so she found the hotel attendant and asked for help, hoping they can save Qiu. However the surveillance video showed that until the incident occurred, no attendant ever came to the 9th floor.
At 6:43 pm, Qiu ran out of the room but she was followed by two men. Soon they dragged her in the room again.
Soon after, Lili heard loud noises outside of the hotel, when she went there her friend were already lying in a pool of blood.
When the family arrived to Fenghuang, the county public security bureau of criminal investigation accommodated them and prepared money for the funeral , in addition 60,000 yuan as part of the compensation. They told the family to cremate Qiu’s body first then talk more about the compensation. Qiu’s father and brother did not accept.
In order to fight for her daughter, they hired a local lawyer and paid him 20,000 yuan. According to Qiu’s father the money were borrowed.
the family requested an autopsy to examine whether the alcohol she had been drinking that night was tempered. Till September 8, the Police finally send the body for autopsy. Now, the family spent all the money they borrowed, they could only go back to their home town on September 21 and wait for the autopsy result.