31 Oct '13, 10am

Chinese boy, 10, jumps to death "on teacher's order"

BEIJING: A 10-year-old Chinese boy jumped 30 floors to his death after failing to write a self-criticism letter demanded by his teacher, state media reported on Thursday. The fifth-grade primary school student had been ordered to write a 1,000-character apology by his teacher for talking in class, China National Radio (CNR) reported on its website, citing a neighbour. The educator allegedly told him to jump out of a building after he failed to complete the task, the report quoted relatives and the neighbour as saying. "Teacher, I can't do it," was found written in one of his textbooks, CNR said. "I flinched several times when I tried to jump from the building." The child smashed into a parked car beneath the flat where his family live, the West China City News reported. His furious relatives posted a banner outside the school in the southwestern city of Chengdu reading: "T...

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