Falun Gong Practitioner Kills Family Members

Xinhua via COMTEX/November 26, 2001

Beijing -- A Falun Gong practitioner in Beijing who killed his father and wife and badly injured his mother has been detained, police said Monday.

Police found two persons stabbed to death and another one seriously injured in a residence building in Beijing's Xicheng District, after receiving a report at 17:55 on Sunday.

Fu Yibin, the suspect, was captured on the spot and the injured was rushed to hospital.

Fu, who began to practice Falun Gong in 1998, confessed to police that he chopped his father and wife to death and injured his mother with a kitchen knife at his parents' home after "realizing" that they "had to depart."

Police discovered recording and video tapes and diaries about Falun Gong at Fu's residence.

The case is under further investigation.

According to official statistics, the Falun Gong cult, banned by the Chinese government in 1999, has caused more than 1,600 deaths in China.

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