Zhou Kehua’s Suspicious Death
Tens of thousands of police and security joined forces
to search for suspect Zhou Kehua for 4 days.
On the fifth morning, CCTV news reported that Zhou was
killed while showing some photos, which was widely doubted by the public.
CCTV reports on the 14th said that Class A wanted suspect,
Zhou Kehua, was fatally shot by the police that morning.
Police said, since 2004, the gunman had killed ten persons
and wounded six in Chongqing, Hunan, Jiangsu and other places.
He embezzled a huge amount of money and one 811
Deputy Director of Chongqing Police Bureau, Huang Wei,
said that Zhou was found near Tongjia Bridge at Shapingba district.
Zhou Jin said that they were just 3 meters away from him.
“They began to exchange gunshots,
and then I saw him fall to the ground," he said.
Huang Wei also said, “More than ten thousand police,
security forces, 110 searching dogs,
and 419 patrol cars blanketed Gele mountain in search,
and eventually we made it."
Related news showed photos of Zhou’s death.
He lay in the road face down, in a pool of blood,
and a bullet hole on the side of his head.
Netizens observed that he looks much slimmer
in the warrant photo that in the gunshot photo. Some asked, “Dare to show his face?"
Spokesman from China Tianwang Human Rights Service,
Pu Fei, said since wronged cases were quite common in China,
the police should release more detailed information about Zhou.
Pu Fei: “If they release factual details, all the doubts
will naturally cease.
If they continue with the current strategy, it is not wise,
because they can’t prove the deceased person is Zhou Kehua."
Zhou』s neighbor, Mr. Wang, a local resident of Chongqing,
said that the robbery took place on Jan. 6th in Nanjing.
The wanted suspect announced is Zheng, not Zhou.
He said the authority quickly concluding another eight
robberies is also the work of Zhou Kehua is overhasty.
Mr. Wang,"Local police quite often forge
their achievements to get awards.
Zhou Kehua’s death can’t be further investigated.
Is it true that the other eight cases were all done by him?
If not, is there a ninth or tenth case, and other cases yet
to be cracked?"
Xiaoxiang Morning quoted Ms. Tang, a local witness, who
said that Zhou killed himself, and was not killed by the police.
She said that on her way home from shopping,
she passed by the site and saw Zhou shoot himself
in his head after he was shot at waist level by the police.
Zhou conducted many crimes for the past several years,
however, he successfully evaded police every time.
On the 10th, after he killed one and wounded two, Chongqing
authority utilized tens of thousands of police to search for him.
The surrounding 5 provinces also dispatch security forces
to join the effort.
Zhou was said to be killed on the morning of the 5th day.
The authority said that the 42-year old suspect
had been trained as military special forces.
However, his mother told media that
he never served in the military.
Mr. Wang in Chongqing said that the police consume a huge
amount of budget to installed cameras on every street, even small alleys.
However Zhou easily escaped every time, so he seriously
doubts the ability of the police.
Mr. Wang: “Normally, the police rely on
torture to extract confessions.
Their search for the wanted involves
so many people and huge amount of resources.
But persons like Zhou Kehua are still around.
When the whole society doesn’t believe in virtues,
crimes are carried out more recklessly."
Zhou’s case also reveals the public’s distrust in the authority
and a strong feeling against police doing nothing.
Mr. Wang said that if the public didn’t passively
not cooperate with the police, Zhou would have been put behind bars much earlier.