Latest News:  

English>>China Society

Driver arrested for killing farmer over land dispute


08:29, April 03, 2013

ZHENGZHOU, April 2 (Xinhua) -- A procuratorial organ has approved the arrest of a driver for allegedly killing a farmer in central China's Henan Province over a land dispute, the local government said Tuesday.

Zhongmou county government said in a statement that Wang Shengdong, the driver of a shovel truck, is accused of negligent homicide.

On March 27, farmer Song Heyi from Xichungang Village, Yaojia Township in Zhongmou County, was crushed to death by the shovel truck after it rolled over.

Song was not satisfied with a land compensation package offered by Henan Hongyi Agricultural Technology Company in a construction project near his village.

The 27-year-old driver told a Xinhua reporter after his detention by police on Friday that he did not have a license to drive the shovel truck, and did not deliberately crush Song. He said the collision was a result of a blind spot when reversing the vehicle.

Details of the case went viral online after a microblog featuring a picture of a bloodied body under a shovel truck was uploaded on Thursday.

Internet comments grew more intense when a similar incident occurred in central Hubei Province on March 30 when a female farmer was killed by a cement truck tank. Zhang Ruqiong, 44, was a farmer in Xibiantang Village, Badong and engaged in a land compensation dispute.

A provincial expressway under construction linking Yichang and Badong in Hubei was the cause of the dispute.

The driver of the cement tank was detained on Sunday on suspicion of intentional homicide. Relatives of Zhang agreed on Tuesday to receive 850,000 yuan (about 137,039 U.S.dollars) in compensation from the construction company of the highway.

Hubei local government said the cause of the incident is being investigated.

We Recommend:

Dream of fly into the blue sky in photos

Winter overstays its welcome in Beijing

China’s weekly story (2013.3.16-3.22)

Old photos: Getting married in 1950s

A five-year-old boy to save his sister

The toughest roads to school

A Russian's affectionate bond with Harbin

A Day of Song Juan, forgotten angel in photos

Five-year jail for serial killer's girlfriend

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:WangLili、Chen Lidan)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. South Sea Fleet in live-ammunition fire drill

  2. Servicemen popularize safety knowledge

  3. Obama hosts White House Easter Egg Roll

  4. Floating bridge dates back to Song Dynasty

  5. New born tiger cubs meet with tourists

  6. The 'milky river' in Yunan province

  7. Sun Yang wins first match after reuniting with coach

  8. Video: Leslie Cheung memorial 10 years on

  9. The most expensive houses in China

  10. Shanghai Disney to hire 5,000 in 2015

Most Popular


  1. New age of gender blending in China
  2. 'Tomb Sweeping Day' distorts meaning of Qingming
  3. Xi's visit starts new era of China-Africa relations
  4. Opinion: It's high time to stop hijacking Tibetans
  5. Significant risks remain for global economy:BRICS
  6. BRICS summit offers bright sunrise
  7. Western leaders learned nothing from Iraq disaster
  8. Home prices thwarts people's 'Chinese dream'

What’s happening in China

Heavy rainfall hits S China's Guangxi

  1. Focus back on sewage as girl, 12, falls into ditch
  2. Mine company manager detained over fatal blast
  3. Closer watch urged on hazardous waste drainage
  4. Workers in extreme cold need better protection
  5. WHO says notified by H7N9 bird flu cases in China