Reuters Business Report - REUTERS VIDEOJOURNALIST, ANITA LI, SAYING:
"Fights between roommates happen everywhere. But in China microblogs are buzzing about a more serious case. A graduate student at Fudan University has been accused of finishing off his roommate with poison.
And that has renewed interest in a similar case two decades ago at Beijing's topTsinghua University in which a female student was poisoned. She didn't die, but she was paralysed, partially brain damaged and blinded for life. Her roommate was a suspect at the time, but went free eventually.
Bloggers are saying that's because she had political connection and was eventually able to flee to the US.
A lot of the search terms related to the case were blocked on Weibo for a few days, but after the state media picked up on it, the censors backed off. So the victim Zhu Ling, her ex-roommate, and the White House immediately became the top three trending terms.
It looks like young Chinese, not trusting the government to do the job, are still trying to find her justice through the Internet.