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Cancer patient's son kills doctor, injures nurse in China

world Updated: Jun 11, 2010 14:45 IST

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Angry over a hospital for being unable to save his cancer-stricken father, a Chinese man on Friday stabbed a doctor to death and seriously injured a nurse at the facility in the latest in a series of social revenge attacks in the country.

Forty five-year-old man, surnamed Zhou, killed the doctor at Qilu Hospital of Shandong University in east China's Shandong Province. He first stabbed the doctor to death and then seriously injured the nurse.

Zhou was later taken into custody.

An initial police investigation showed Zhou committed the attacks because he thought the cancer hospital was to blame for his father's death, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

Zhou's father was treated for liver cancer at the facility 13 years ago, according to the investigation. He had died after treatment failed.

It was not known whether the victims were involved in the treatment of Zhou's father.

The incident follows a similar case a few days ago when a patient angry over poor medical treatment to him set ablaze a hospital causing severe injures to doctors and other staff present there.

China has witnessed an increase in social revenge attacks in recent months.

A couple angry over a judgement threw acid on judges in a court. Separately, a bank security squad head killed three judges and injured another three before committing suicide as he was not satisfied with the settlement of his case by the court.

Also, a spate of attacks on schools in China had caused nationwide concern. Eighteen people, mostly small children, were killed and 100 others injured in the attacks in different schools since March this year.

Two persons, who attacked the school children, were executed after quick trials.