China detains two people over baby's death
Published on Feb 7, 2013 2:20 PM
BEIJING (AFP) - China has detained two people after the death of a 13-month-old boy who was crushed by a family planning department vehicle, an incident which sparked fury on Thursday among social media users.
The death triggered outrage both over the brutality of law enforcement in the country and the one-child policy.
In the latest incident a total of 11 officials were confronting a family - who already had two daughters - at Ruian in the eastern province of Zhejiang, demanding that they pay a fine for the birth of the 13-month boy.
The exact circumstances were unclear, with the official Xinhua news agency quoting the boy's father Chen Liandi saying the baby was dropped during a tussle with officials and he was unable to pull him out of the path of the vehicle.
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