HUNAN, China - A third-year student from HuiHua University in Hunan was allegedly stabbed 21 times by her ex-boyfriend at the womens' hostel on Mar 2, 2014. She succumbed to her injuries shortly after arriving at the hospital.
A post on Chinese social media website Weibo, assumed to be written by the victim's sister, has been circulating online, exposing the attacker's identity and calling for justice to be served.
Photos of the 20-year-old's bloodied body accompanied the post, showing numerous deep stab wounds on her torso, reflecting the severity of the attack.
According to a report on Shanghaiist, the victim was in her hostel room when her ex-boyfriend barged in and chased her roommates out by threatening them with a knife. One of them called the victim's aunt after exiting the room.
He then stabbed the victim 21 times during the 17 minutes he spent in the room.
After the vicious attack, the man walked out from the crime scene without any intervention from campus security which was located just a few metres away from the victim's room.
Online speculation pointed to the attack as an act of jealousy.
The deceased was in a relationship with the 26-year-old man who was insecure about their relationship. She later broke up with him because of his possessive behaviour.
It was also revealed that he had previously stalked her and stabbed her in the thigh. Her parents decided not to report him after he pleaded for forgiveness.
He has since been arrested for the attack. Police investigations are on-going.