The two got into a scuffle after Gan punched Lee on his chest. Lee later called the police and asked Gan to go away. Gan threatened to bring his friends to beat Lee up.
After a while, Gan left and returned with a chopper. He swung the chopper down on Leeâ€™s table several times, scaring Lee and his customers. Gan dared Lee to come out of his stall if he had the guts, threatening to chop him.
Lee tried to place a metal pole at the entrance of the makeshift stall to prevent Gan from entering and called for the police again.
Gan was later arrested near the pasar malam.
In mitigation, Gan said that his daughter was still young and that he wanted to spend Chinese New Year with his family.
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It was only after the shock over Zainab that news emerged of other children abducted and raped in Kasur. Amid the uproar, police did testing on the victims and found the same DNA on eight of the children, all but one of whom was killed. Police now say they are hunting for a serial rapist-killer.
On Tuesday, authorities announced the arrest of a suspect in Zainab's killing. The spokesman for the Punjab provincial government, Malik Ahmed Khan, identified the suspect as Mohammed Imran and said he was arrested near Kasur.
It wasn't immediately clear whether the same suspect is linked to the deaths of the eight other children. After the announcement, Zainab's father demanded in an interview with a local television that the culprit be hanged.
Among the eight victims was 5-year-old Ayesha. Her father, Mohammed Asif, said he pleaded with the police to find her after her abduction last year.
"They had no interest. They were more interested in keeping it quiet," he told The Associated Press. Her body, showing signs of rape and torture, was found two days after her disappearance.
The sole survivor among the eight was a 6-year-old girl found by a homeless man rummaging through a garbage bin outside a vegetable market. She had been kidnapped for 15 hours, during which she was tortured. Cigarettes were put out on her feet and legs, and she suffered a serious head injury. Now at a hospital in the nearby city of Lahore, she can't sit, hold up her head or speak, and her father Mohammad Ahsan, says all she does is cry.
Primarily used on women as a torture device, a spike inside the gag prevented any talking since any movement of the mouth could cause a severe piercing of the tongue. When wearing the device, it was impossible for the person either to eat or speak. Other versions included an adjustable gag with a sharp edge, causing any movement of the mouth to result in bloody laceration of the tongue. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scold%27s_bridle
Well-wishers dropping off gifts at the house of the 13 abused siblings, though nobody lives there anymore.
LOS ANGELES (AP) â€” The oldest of the 13 California siblings who authorities said were imprisoned by their parents was frail, smelly and picked on as a grade school student in Texas, one of her classmates said in a heart-wrenching Facebook post.
The now-29-year-old woman was rescued with her starving brothers and sisters from their home in Perris, California, on Jan. 14. Neighbors and relatives said they were unaware of the children's treatment until authorities arrested the parents and revealed what they found inside.
Taha Muntajibuddin attended kindergarten through third grade with her in Fort Worth, Texas. After learning of the case, he shared on Facebook his "overwhelming sense of guilt and shame" over how she was treated.
Muntajibuddin, a pediatrics resident doctor in Houston who confirmed his post to The Associated Press, described her as "a frail girl, had pin-straight hair with bangs, and often wore the same purple outfit."
He wrote that it was jarring to learn that the girl, who was teased in school for being smelly, was actually because she "quite literally had to sit in her own waste at home because she was chained to her bed."
"It is nothing but sobering to know that the person who sat across from you at the lunch table went home to squalor and filth while you went home to a warm meal and a bedtime story," he wrote.