A tragedy shocks China: he committed suicide after being sold as a baby and rejected as a teenager by his parents

Liu Xuezhou committed suicide at the age of 17.

A young Chinese man who claimed to have been sold as a baby by his parents and abandoned by them a second time after a recent reunion committed suicide this Monday in the southern province of Hainan, in a case that has shocked the country.

The young man of 17 years old and identified as Liu Xuezhou, published a goodbye letter in the early hours of Monday in the social network Weibo (Chinese version of Twitter) in which he explained how his biological parents had sold him as a baby to another couple, both of whom died when Liu was four years old, pick up this Tuesday the newspaper ChinaDaily.

The minor also stated that he suffered bullying and abuse at his high school in Hebei province.

Last December, Liu recorded a video in which he expressed his desire to be reunited with their biological parents after seeing in the news a case similar to his own in which a boy kidnapped 14 years ago had been reunited with his biological parents.

Liu explained that he was born between 2004 and 2006 in Datong, Shanxi province, and had been sold at three months old.

Liu Xuzhou
Liu Xuzhou

Shortly after, the Datong police, thanks to DNA evidence, managed to find his biological parents and organized an event to celebrate their reunion.

But nevertheless, the parents, already divorced, did not want to know anything about him after the meetingLiu assured.

Liu explained on Weibo that he told his biological parents that he wanted “a home” and “a dwelling”, which was interpreted by the mother as pressure that led her to block her son on the Wechat instant messaging application.

Relatives of the adoptive parents explained this Monday to Chinese media that the couple paid 27,000 yuan ($4,260) for the baby and the Datong police announced that they will investigate it.

“The abandonment and trafficking of children can be prosecuted and, if the police find sufficient evidence, the biological parents could be formally charged”explained Zhou Zhaocheng, a Beijing lawyer quoted by China Daily.

The case has caused a stir in the Asian country: Liu had to face criticism on the social network by Internet users who accused him of having undertaken the search for his biological parents for mere interest.

The label on Weibo about the event accumulates this Tuesday more than 240 million views and numerous users criticize the behavior of the media and netizens in the story.

Liu Xuzhou

Chinese police located in 2021 10,932 missing children, of which 23% had been missing for more than 20 years, authorities reported in early January.

The resolved cases were framed within the campaign “Tuanyuan” (“meeting” in Chinese) launched by the public security agencies of the Asian country in 2016 to solve cases that had sometimes been stuck for decades.

This campaign has made use of technologies such as DNA analysis or facial recognition and citizen collaboration in networks to unravel pending cases.

Child abduction is a persistent social problem for decades in the Asian country.

Specialists point out that suicide deaths never have a single trigger, but are the result of psychological, biological and social factors that have treatment. People with suicidal behavior and their relatives have at their disposal health services and emergency telephone numbers where they can receive help.

(With information from EFE)

In Mexico, the National System of Support, Psychological Counseling and Crisis Intervention by Telephone (SAPTEL) offers telephone attention 24 hours a day at the number: 0155 5259-8121. In the United States you can dial +1-888-628-9454.

At the Buenos Aires Suicide Assistance Center, they serve anyone in crisis on the free lines 135 from Buenos Aires and GBA or at (54-11) 5275-1135 24 hours a day. There is also the Center for Attention to Family Suicide (CAFS): Tel. (011) 4758-2554 ([email protected]www.familiardesuicida.com.ar).

In the United States, there is National Suicide Prevention Network to ask for help; you can call 1-888-628-9454 or 1-800-273-8255, the National Suicide Prevention Service hotline, to speak with someone who will give you free and confidential support 24 hours a day, seven days a week of the week. The CDC also recommend their own policiesprevention programs and practices.


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