A woman has killed herself and her two children in China after hearing about her husband’s death which eventually turned out to have been faked by the man.
The 34-year-old man in China, who was identified by the surname He, was presumed dead after his vehicle was discovered in a river on Sept. 19, the BBC reported.
The man’s body was not recovered as he had only faked his demise to get an insurance payout.
But he made a major misstep: He never told his wife about the plot.
So the 31-year-old woman, who believed she was a widow, grabbed her two children, ages 3 and 4, and jumped into a pond after posting a suicide note online.
The message said she was “coming to accompany” her husband in the afterlife, the BBC reported. The three bodies were found in a pond near their residence on Oct. 11.
The husband turned himself into Xinhua police Friday and was “detained on charges of insurance fraud and intentional damage to property,” police said in a statement.
He had purchased the insurance plan worth $110,000 in September, but his wife was unaware of the purchase, police said.
He allegedly had $14,435 worth of loans at the time of his “death.” In a video posted online, He said he borrowed the money for his daughter’s treatment for epilepsy.
According to the BBC, before turning himself in to the authorities, the man posted a video online in which he was crying and saying he had “borrowed” the money for her ill daughter.
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The United States has seen more covid-19 fatalities than the rest of the world having recorded more than one hundred thousand deaths in four months.
More than one and a half million persons are infected with the virus in the united states. That forms thirty percent of global covid-19 infections.
The US death toll is still climbing, and health officials say the actual number may be higher.
The Johns Hopkins University reports many Americans have died from covid-19 than from the Vietnam, Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined.
The first US covid-19 infection was reported in Washington in January.
Reuters news agency reports twenty states, including North Carolina, Wisconsin and Arkansas have reported upticks in new cases.
Brazil Records Another 1,000-Plus Daily Coronavirus Death
Brazil, the second most affected country by the novel coronavirus has again recorded more than 1,000 new deaths from the virus in the past 24 hours.
The country which has confirmed more than four hundred thousand cases with nearly twenty-six thousand deaths on Wednesday, reported 1,086 casualties which brought the total number of deaths to 25,598.
The number of infected people in the country reached 411,821 after recording 20,599 new cases in the past 24 hours.
Brazil is grappling with a severe hit by coronavirus that has now made it the second highest infected country in the world behind the United States.
According to US-based Johns Hopkins University, United States the most affected country has confirmed 1,698,581 cases and 100,276 deaths.
A new study by researchers at Washington University suggests the numbers in Brazil could increase five-fold over the next month.
China’s Parliament Backs Controversial Hong Kong Security Law
China’s parliament has on Thursday approved a new security law for Hong Kong which would make it a crime to undermine Beijing’s authority in the territory.
Earlier, clashes broke as riot police were out in force in Hong Kong legislators debated another piece of legislation which would make it a crime to disrespect the Chinese national anthem.
The decision to impose such a law upon Hong Kong has led to a major backlash both domestically and internationally.
Police in Hong Kong made 300 arrests as thousands of people took to the streets after China unveiled plans to introduce national security legislation in Hong Kong.
On the developments in Hong Kong, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said developments in Hong Kong meant it could no longer be considered to have “a high degree of autonomy” from mainland China.
Details of the law are expected to be drawn up in coming weeks. It is expected to be enacted before September.
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