November 27, 2012
The man who blew the whistle on milk contamination in China has been killed, but the circumstances of his death are shrouded in mystery.
Jiang Weisuo, 44, started to expose how milk was being contaminated in 2006, two years before the scandal that enveloped Sanlu, then a subsidiary of New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra.
Jiang, the general manager of dairy products plant in Shaanxi province, died on November 12, 10 days after suffering two knife wounds, the Xian Evening News reported.
The newspaper cited an unidentified local police source who said Jiang had been stabbed by his wife during a family dispute. Police had detained his wife as a suspect and were waiting for autopsy results to confirm if the wounds were lethal.