'Rape' Girl's Death Sparks Chinese Riots
Family charges teen 'suicide' was killed by official's son
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jun 29, 2008 6:48 AM CDT
Rioters rocked China over the death of a teenager they say was raped and murdered by the son of a government official.   ((c) beggs)

(Newser) – Furious Chinese mobs claiming authorities are covering up the murder of a teenage girl yesterday stormed government buildings in southwest China. Several thousand people set fire to county and party buildings and police stations in Wengan county in Guizhou, the BBC reports. Authorities have ruled the death of the girl a suicide. But rioters charge she was raped and murdered by the son of a government official.