Chinese state media says that a woman accused of shoplifting was allegedly beaten to death by 2 employees of a Walmart in eastern China. A police report says that the employees stopped the woman on the street near her home (which is also near the Walmart) and demanded to see her receipt. One report says she refused because she was unsure of the employee’s identities, another says she handed it over, then took it back.
An argument ensued, after which the employees attacked and began beating the woman. She later died from her injuries.
From the AFP:
They started to hit her because she didn’t do what they said,” the paper quoted her husband Chen Baolin as saying.
“I got there and tried to stop them but they kept beating her.”
Walmart confirmed that the attackers were Walmart security associates and offered their condolences. They say they are cooperating with “the relevant authorities.”