|Cause of death||Suicide|
|Date|| July 1986|
|Location(s)||Hubei, People's Republic of China|
In 1984 Song's wife left their home in Henan and went to live with her parents in Hubei. Even though bigamy was illegal in China, thanks to the help of a court official she was able to marry one of her cousins soon thereafter, and when Song tried to press a lawsuit against her it was blocked by the courts. Exasperated he went to the home of his wife's family where he killed six of his in-laws, and wounded three more with a butcher's knife, before committing suicide.