A man identified as Qin Pengan has been executed by the Chinese government after he injured 12 children in a knife attack at a kindergarten.
China Central Television said that in January 2017, the culprit stabbed the children with a vegetable knife in order to extract revenge for his life not going as he wanted and a dispute with a neighbour.
A local court in Pingxiang city in south China’s Guangxi province sentenced Qin to death, and the sentence was carried out on Friday after being approved by China’s Supreme People’s Court, the broadcaster said.
Despite efforts to reduce the number of people executed every year, China still puts more people to death every year than any other country, according to estimates from rights groups.
A Supreme People’s Court judge in December made a rare defense of the death penalty, saying that China could not abolish the system for fear of angering a public that overwhelmingly supports its use.
None of the children died from the injury.