BEIJING: In a rare incident, one person was beheaded inside a busy shopping mall in Yannan city of China's Shaanxi province this afternoon. Another person was stabbed to death, and a third person seriously injured.
Chinese social media sites carried several photographs of the blood filled scene including one picture showing a policeman putting the severed head into a forensic bag. Initial reports suggests that the violence was the result of a quarrel between shop keepers in the shopping mall.
Chinese news sites Cnnt.hk published gruesome photographs taken by eyewitnesses, which showed two persons lying in pools of blood. Athird person was seen on an escalator. One man died on the spot and another injured person died on reaching the hospital.
The man suspected of carrying out the attack has been caught, and sent to police custody, reports said. Hundreds of people gathered outside the mall as policemen surrounded it, and launched an investigation.