China farmer kills himself over fines for children: Report
BEIJING (AFP) - A Chinese farmer with five children drank a fatal dose of pesticide at a communist chief's house after officials seized his family's annual food supply for violating the one-child policy, reports said on Monday.
Mr Ai Guangdong, 45, had more than 3.5 tonnes of corn - the family's entire source of income until next year's harvest - confiscated last week by five officials in Liang'erzhuang, in the northern province of Hebei, the People's Daily Online said.
He went to the party chief's home to discuss the issue, where he drank the pesticide, and later died in hospital, the Global Times reported.
Mr Ai and his wife Xie Yufeng had four daughters and a son, their youngest, and their farm makes them only around 5,000 yuan (S$1,027) a year, according to the reports.