Man falls to his death after son-in-law opens elevator doors early

Surveillance footage from a residential building in Cengong county, southwest China's Guizhou Province shows two men waiting for the elevator to arrive. The son-in-law got impatient and used a key to unlock the elevator door and look inside the shaft, but then the father-in-law walked into the shaft, apparently thinking the lift had arrived and fell to his death.

The tragic incident triggered a heated debate online about whether it was by accident or premeditated. "The son-in-law seems very professional and knew where the elevator lock was. I don't know its place", said a netizen on Chinese social media platform Weibo. The son-in-law, surnamed Zhou, claims to be the community's electrician. "I forgot to tell my father-in-law not to walk in and I didn’t stop him," Zhou explained. The elevator lock is used by firefighters during emergencies and should never be opened otherwise.

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