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Couple’s newborn baby thrown from 11th floor apartment window during argument

By Mason White 4:09 PM September 7, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A couple’s fight led to the death of their newborn baby.

The young couple of Xi’an, China, was accused of throwing their newborn out of the window of an eleven story high-rise building during the argument.

The baby boy, who was only seven days old, fell from the 11th floor after the argument turned violent around 8:00 a.m. The baby was pronounced dead at the scene by medical staff.

One resident heard the couple fighting inside their 11th floor apartment just before the baby fell from the window.

The baby landed on the concrete ground. A few moments later, a young woman ran out of the building, knelt down next to the baby and cried.

Soon after, the father of the baby tried to commit suicide by jumping from the building, but was stopped by other residents.

Police collected evidence from apartment number 1101, where the young couple lives.

Officials said that the couple was taken to a hospital because of possible mental health problems and they needed to calm down before the police could interview them.