The local authorities on Tuesday said that a man broke into a kindergarten in southwest China.
He attacked the children by spraying them with a corrosive liquid. As a result, more than 50 people, mostly children, were injured.
The authorities said that the suspect was 23 years old. His surname was Kong who entered the kindergarten by climbing a wall before spraying the victims with Sodium Hydroxide.
According to the authorities, the attack took place on Monday at 3:35 PM.
Additionally, the authorities told that they admitted some children and three teachers to the hospital for treatment, two with severe symptoms.
However, police arrested the Kong in less than an hour after the attack.
The local authorities added that since his parents divorced during his childhood, the lack of family warmth resulted in psychological distortion.
Moreover, his work and life were unsatisfactory as well.
Therefore, he developed a pessimistic mentality and thoughts about retaliating against society.
However, violent attacks targeting schoolchildren are not uncommon in China. It has witnessed a series of deadly incidents over the past few years.
Most of them involved knives in them.
In April last year, a 28-year-old man killed nine middle-school students while they were returning home.
It was one of the country’s deadliest attacks in recent times.
The killer presented the reason behind doing such an inhumane act. He said that he had been bullied when he attended the school in Northern China’s Shaanxi province.
Later in 2018, a knife bearing woman injured 14 children at a kindergarten in Sichuan province.
Likewise, a 38-year-old man slashed students while they were returning to the classrooms after the morning exercise.