Jilted lover arrested over death of ex-girlfriend

A man is alleged to have fatally stabbed his ex-girlfriend and then tried to commit suicide by stabbing himself in the chest.

A jilted and jealous lover accused of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend has been arrested for murder, according to prosecutors in Fengxian District. 

The suspect, surnamed Yang, broke up with the victim, surnamed Zhang, with whom he had a 2-year-old daughter, last September, but he couldn’t get over it, they said. 

Yang visited Zhang on November 19 to see his daughter, prosecutors said, but saw a man with his ex-girlfriend. He quarreled with her, at which point her new boyfriend called police, prosecutors said. 

But after the police and Zhang’s boyfriend had left, Yang is said to have stabbed Zhang several times in the back. Her screams alerted her parents, who lived upstairs. 

They were trying to subdue Yang, prosecutors said, when he stabbed himself in the chest. 

When police arrived they found Zhang and Yang lying in pools of blood. Zhang was pronounced dead at the scene while Yang was saved after emergency treatment. 

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