|Shanghai amok case|
|Date|| April 24, 1930|
During the night of April 24, 1930 a Chinese cook killed seven people in a house in Shanghai, China. The cook, who had been employed for several years by Kuo Tsen-sun, the former governor of Kwangtung, wanted to marry a servant girl of the household, but when Kuo refused to give his permission for the marriage, the man armed himself with a butcher's chopper and murdered the sleeping occupants of the house by decapitating them. After killing Kuo, Kuo's wife, their two sons, aged three and six years, two maidservants, and a man-servant, he escaped together with his sweetheart, but was later arrested. Kuo's five-year-old daughter was spared, because she was the favourite of the murderer's girlfriend.
- ↑ Chinese cook kills 7 children, The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (April 26, 1930)
- ↑ Terrible crime, The Straits Times (April 26, 1930)
- ↑ Ghastly crime - Six murdered in beds, The Canberra Times (April 26, 1930)
- ↑ Chinese cook's revenge - Seven people butchered, The Argus (April 26, 1930)
- ↑ Ein siebenfacher Mörder verhaftet, Coburger Zeitung (April 29, 1930)