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Beijing Morning post reported (via Netease): a man has been living in Beijing for long time, but his parents far away in Jiangsu Province thought he was studying at Oxford University. For 6 years, parents sent him over 6 million yuan. But now, he spent all 6 million yuan and also owed another 400,000 yuan to the loan sharks. Parents finally found out the truth, he had nothing to say but to threaten to commit suicide. Yesterday, he finally gave up on suicide after firefighters and the police persuaded him for over 2 hours.
“My son said he is going to commit suicide, please come and help me.” Yesterday, a woman on the phone said anxiously, her son is threatened to commit suicide in a residential building. Badachu firefighters arrived at the site, a skinny man, around 1.70 meters tall is talking with the police. “Leave me alone, let me die.” The young man shouted, feeling very emotional.
According to his parents, the man is their son, 31 years old, form Jiangsu Province and had been living in Beijing for the past 6 years without a job. Their son planned to go to Oxford University to study but because of some personal reason he could not go. So he came to Beijing by himself. The parents always thought he was studying in the U. K. until September of this year they came to Beijing after finding out the truth. In the past 6 years, they sent over 6 million yuan to their son over bank transfers. Their son now still owes over 400,000 yuan to the loan sharks.
According to the mother, their son had a girlfriend who was also from Jiangsu Province. In September they stopped sending more money, so two of them broke up. The man confirmed that during the relationship with this girl, they spent 2 million yuan of his parent’s money. In order to cover the truth from his family, he constantly were looking for agency to help him with procedure of studying in the UK, but they were unsuccessful and some money where swindled by these people.
The parents said, they operate a small silk factory back at home, making money is not easy. So they were very angry after learning the truth and called the police after their son threatened to kill himself.
The man finally agreed to reconciliation with his parents after 2 hours of conversation with the firefighters and the police. Parents: “Thank you, things have been resolved, we already talked to our son.”
(illustration by Brain Chang)
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