(Clearwisdom.net) Not long ago, a tragedy occurred in Beishiwu Village, Duozhuang Town, Mengyin County, Shandong Province. An elderly woman died as a result of pressure from local officials, who completely ignored the law. This case has shocked and angered the local residents.
The person who died was Ms. Zhang Dailian, a gentle woman from a mountain village. Before practicing Falun Gong, both Ms. Zhang and her daughter-in-law Yu Lanying had been very weak and suffered from many illnesses. Only after they practiced Falun Gong did their illnesses start to get cured. After the persecution of Falun Gong started in 1999, they knew that practicing Falun Gong was good for one's health and that the practice of Falun Gong was different from the slander in the government propaganda. They did not give up practicing Falun Gong. When they were not busy with their farm work, they would use their free time to practice Falun Gong. They were simple, honest, and kind, and all the villagers who knew them can testify in this regard.
One day in May, Ms. Zhang's daughter-in-law Yu Lanying went out to distribute several Falun Gong truth-clarification flyers and was arrested by the police from the local police station. After she was arrested, Ms. Yu endured all kinds of torture. Her chest became black and blue from being beaten with a leather shoe. Her legs were also covered with wounds. After Yu Lanying escaped from the police station, she became disoriented due to the mental trauma she experienced in detention. After Ms. Yu got back home, she could only stay in bed and could not take care of herself.
Before her arrest, the local police station had already ransacked her home. Seeing that her daughter-in-law had been tortured to such a terrible condition and that her family members reprimanded her although she was not at fault, Zhang Dailian could not take such a sudden and heavy blow. She ingested insecticide and died. A good family was torn apart. [Editor's note: Falun Gong forbids suicide. We hope that Falun Gong practitioners can follow Master's requirements for cultivation and cherish their own valuable lives and make good use of the opportunity to assimilate themselves to Dafa. Zhang Dailian's death was caused by the lawless officials' persecution, and the perpetuators should be held accountable.]
Just one day before Zhang Dailian's funeral was to be held, the local police station dispatched two police vehicles and over a dozen policemen to Yu Lanying's home. The police took Yu Lanying away, even though she still could not get out of bed or take care of herself. Yu Lanying's family members followed the police to the bridge by the village, where the local residents witnessed this scene:
Seventy-year old Chen Ruiyun, Yu Lanying's father-in-law, knelt in front of the local Police Station Chief Lu, begging him to allow them to finish the funeral before taking away his daughter-in-law. Lu refused the request. Yu Lanying's husband went up and asked, "You have already made her mentally disoriented, why do you still want to arrest her?" Lu claimed, "She has been at home for several days. You did not report her to the authorities, so you are also responsible." In the end, Ms. Yu's husband was also taken away. People witnessing the scene were enraged and started to denounce the police, "What is the big deal for her to just give out several flyers? There is nothing wrong with the contents written on the flyers. It seems that what the flyers have mentioned about police killing so many innocent people is indeed true."