BEJING: School rivalry usually doesn’t stretch beyond friendly competition. But in China, the competition turned deadly. The owner of one school hatched a plan to win the edge by injecting rat poison into yogurt and had the yogurt placed with notebooks on the road to the rival kindergarten in Pingshan county in Hebei province.
The girls’ grandmother found the yogurt, took it home and fed it to the children. They suffered convulsions after drinking the yogurt and died later.
The owner of the school reportedly confessed and was taken into custody.
(Sources: BBC News China, The Huffington Post)
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