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|Wednesday, May 16, 2001, updated at 16:28(GMT+8)|
Falun Gong Claims Another Innocent LifeA man committed suicide by jumping from the 13th floor of a tall building in Foshan City, Guangdong Province and died on the spot May 15. It is told that the poor man was a Falun Gong practitioner obsessed with the cult from Chongqing.
The tragedy points to the nature of Li Hongzhi's cult, telling people the truth that Li's Falun Gong is a cult that claims people's lives.
The dead man, 73-year old, had been a villager of Qiaohe Village, Qijiang County, Chongqing City, a retiree from a gear wheel factory in Qijiang. Last November, he and his wife went on a visit to see their daughter and grandson in Foshan and bedded down temporarily in building on Huayuan Street in the city. Medical experts say the victim had jumped out of a window of a toilet and striking hard on a platform on the fifth floor, died of skull fracture.
A note was found from the room of the dead man, saying " I was jailed in Falun Gong prison, help me please." Some Falun Gong diary by his wife Xia was also found in the room, she admitted that both she and her husband were Falun Gong practitioners.
According to the old man's daughter, the dead man had suffered from many diseases. In order to keep fit, to do away with his ailments, he began pursuing the cult in 1999 till he became totally addicted to it. He often locked himself up in his room practicing Falun Gong, but his illness never got alleviated. In recent months, he often mooned around and finally ended his life.
The dead man's wife is also Falun Gong obsessed. To prevent reoccurrence of another tragedy she has been put under close care and helped to talk her round to quit the cult.
By PD Online staff member Li Yan
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