( 4UMF NEWS ) Chinese Official’s Son Killed Having Sex While Driving:
The high-speed road death of a playboy son of a high-ranking Chinese government official has caused another rare scandal in China’s ruling Communist Party just weeks ahead of its once-in-a-decade leadership transition.
Ling Gu, 23 – the son of Ling Jihua, who ranks fourth in the all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee – was killed when he lost control of his black Ferrari 458 Spider on Beijing’s North Fourth Ring Road in the early hours of March 18.
The crash was, however, kept secret by the government because the victim’s father is an ally and close aide of outgoing President Hu Jintao.
Police who attended the scene said Ling Gu died instantly and two young women – one naked, one semi-naked – were seriously injured, with one of the passengers said to be paralysed from the neck down.
Photos of the wreckage circulated online and for months many Chinese speculated that the trio were playing sex games, causing the car to spin out of control.
Some reports claim Ling Gu was also found naked and that the name on his death certificate was changed to conceal his identity.
But the government’s attempt at a cover-up appeared to have failed after Ling Jihua, who is responsible for leadership security, was suddenly removed from his post earlier this week.
China’s government censors have been deleting all online microblog posts mentioning the car crash and blocking searches of the words ‘Ferrari’, ‘Little Ling’ and ‘Prince Ling.’