Li Fengying committed suicide by jumping into a river (photo)

3 Jul

On the morning of August 22, 2008, people were sitting and fishing by twos and threes along the Sihe river in Jiayu Town, Xingyang City, Henan Province. The water was so clean that the fishes could be seen. Everything was peace and quiet.

Around 9:50 a.m., a sharp cry that “someone is jumping into the river” broke the peace. A woman was flapping in the water face with both of her arms up and down. Then, Zhang Xiaowu, a resident of Jinshui District who was just fishing there, dived into the water immediately. With the help of the mass of people, Zhang Xiaowu finally dragged the woman to the shore after five minutes. But he found the woman had stopped breathing. The woman was subsequently confirmed to die from drowning by the medical examiner.

Who is the decedent? Why did she jump into the river to kill herself?

The decedent was Falun Gong practitioner Li Fengying, 53 years old. .She was a former worker of Zhengzhou No. 2 Print Factory and lived at Building 5 of No. 4 Block, Gangpo Road, Zhongyuan District, Zhengzhou City.

In March 1999, a colleague dropped down to her home, and sent her a copy of Zhuan Falun. She didn’t pay attention to it at the beginning. But this colleague persuaded her continuously, then Li Fengying began to practice Falun Gong just as doing exercise every morning. After a period, Li was glad to find that the pains of periarthritis of shoulder and lumbago alleviated, which made her believe it as a miracle and have a keen interest in Falun Gong.

She still practiced Falun Gong secretly after the government banned it on July 22, 1999. She always shared the experience of practice with her Gong fellows until she was completely obsessed with it. Li regarded Li Hongzhi as God, believed his each word without any hesitation that his Fashen (Law body) could make her safe, that he could help her reach Consummation and become immortal.

However, during the obsessive practice, Li Fengying never got any favor from the Master, but suffered the pains both in mind and body.

She hoped Master Li would take care of her if she did the three things well following Master Li’s request. Unfortunately, the relationship between Li Fengying and her families was getting worse for her practice for long time. In addition, her periarthritis of shoulder and lumbago were more serious increasingly because of rejecting medical help. Li Fengying began to wonder.

In October 2007, Li Fengying consulted some “advanced” fellows, “I practice with all my heart, why the Master never takes care of me? What’s the problem?” However, no one could give a compellent answer to her.

The confusion and disappointment to belief always made Li Fengying sad, and she began to awake. She wrote in her will that Li Hongzhi broke up the family first, so many couples divorced, then Li Hongzhi involved us in financial problems, at last Li Hongzhi led our kids to a wrong way, ending their bright future.

From June to August 2008, Li always murmured sadly that: “Master cheats me and abandons me. I want to die.” The families all supposed what she said was utterance of frustration because she was too disappointed at Falun Gong, but they never thought that Li really suicided herself. People couldn’t understand that though Li had seen through the tricks of Li Hongzhi, why did she still commit suicide?

I have tried to find the answer from her will, but the second half of letter was soaked. Was she insane because of practicing Falun Gong? Or did she choose to die for the teaching of “going up to the heaven”? Everything is a complete riddle after Li’s death.

Li Fengying

text from: http://english.kaiwind.com/Data/01/201105/t128735.htm

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