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University student axed to death in library


11:02, December 21, 2012

HEFEI, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- A student in east China's Anhui Province was axed to death in a university library on Thursday morning, local authorities said.

The victim, surnamed Tan, 23, a senior student majoring in biomedical engineering of Anhui Medical University based in the provincial capital of Hefei, was killed at about 7:45 a.m..

He was axed to death in a classroom on the sixth floor of the library, a Hefei municipal public security official said.

A witness said Tan was attacked in the neck.

The attacker, surnamed Hu, 23, a senior student majoring in clinical medicine in the same university, has been detained by police.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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