Chinese tourist found dead under bed in Tibetan hotel: report

The police took the DNA sample of the tourist before releasing him.


The Shanghai Daily reported that after receiving complaints about a “strange smell” in Tibet’s hotel room, police officers found the body, leading to a murder investigation and the arrest of a suspect.

On a Chinese social media platform, a user wrote that he noticed an “intense” smell while checking into his hotel in Lhasa on 21 April.

Significantly, the Chinese tourist had reached Lhasa on April 20 to hang out with his friends.

Later on the evening of April 21, the tourist wrote that he had left the hotel to go out for dinner and returned to his room around 10:30 pm. He noticed that the smell was overpowering, and contacted inn staff to request a room change on the fourth floor.

According to the Shanghai Daily, police arrived on the morning of April 22 and took the tourist to the police station for a statement, where he was told that the murder had taken place in his back room and that a body had been found under the bed.

The police took the DNA sample of the tourist before releasing him.

According to an announcement issued by the Lanzhou Railway, at about 4:50 a.m. on April 22, the command center of the police support team of the Lanzhou Railway Public Security Bureau received a report from the Criminal Investigation Division of the Lhasa Public Security Bureau. ,

The report said that on April 21, the body of a victim named Wang was found at an inn in Lhasa. A suspect apparently fled in the direction of Lanzhou.

The suspect was found on the K306 train. In view of the violent nature of the alleged crime, the Lanzhou police, together with the Xi’an police, dispatched five additional police officers to assist in his capture. With careful planning and execution of the arrest plan, the police successfully apprehended the suspect.

The victim’s ID card, mobile phone and bank card were found with the suspect, Shanghai Daily reported.

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