Police in central China arrested a man who, possibly suffering mental disorder, killed six villagers and injured one on Saturday.
Zhang Jinfu, 43, a farmer of Xuyang village in Luodian Town, Hubei Province, slashed two old men who were brothers in their 60s,a couple in their 50s and their mother aged 80 or so and a 7-year-old boy named Zhang Tiantian early Saturday morning, with a sickle and a tool with tines on both ends for rice harvest.
The boy’s mother, Xu Lizhen was also injured by Zhang when she tried to rescue her son. Xu has been sent to hospital. Doctors said she had not passed through a danger period.