Girl dies after ‘parking rage’ attack

AFP-JIJI

A 2-year-old Chinese girl who was thrown to the ground by a man in his 40s during an argument with her mother over parking has died, state media reported Saturday.

The toddler died Thursday night in a Beijing hospital where she was receiving treatment for the injuries suffered during the incident last Tuesday, the China Daily reported.

A witness told the Beijing Times last week that the man, identified only by the surname Han, wanted to park by a bus stop in Beijing.

But the toddler’s mother, who was on foot, would not move out of his way as she was checking on her daughter at the time.

The man got out of his car and hit the woman before taking the toddler out of her stroller, holding her up and throwing her “forcefully” to the ground, said the witness, a street stall owner surnamed Zhou.

“The baby made no noises after being dropped, not even a cry of pain,” the newspaper quoted Zhou as saying.

Another man came out of the car and also beat the mother before the pair drove away, it added.