Dafa practitioner Ms. Zeng Lingxiu, 60, was a farmer from Group 7 of Minzhu Village, Nanxing Town, Guanghan City, Sichuan Province. At around 5:00 a.m. on March 17, 2004, she was beaten to death on the road close to her home by some police who had been monitoring her activities. When her son learned of this, it was already past 8:00 in the morning. Zeng's body had already been taken to the crematory. When her son arrived at the crematory, he wasn't able to recognize his mother from her appearance. He could only tell it was his mother from the clothes. One hand and one foot were broken due to the beating. The police claimed that she died of a car accident. However, witnesses, who happened to pass by the scene of the beating, said that the police dragged her feet and pulled her along the road. The scene was too horrible to watch.
Her son is not a practitioner. Fearing that he would get into more trouble, he had to "agree" that his mother died in a car accident.