Tenglong Xu, the father of baby Queenie, allegedly stabbed and killed by her grandfather earlier this week, has issued an official statement.
The statement, as published on the Queensland Police website, reads:
My wife and I would like to extend our thanks to the community for the support they have shown to us since this tragic incident that occurred within our family home on Wednesday.
We are struggling to come to terms with the loss of our daughter and with the terrible injuries that my wife and her mother have suffered.
Whilst we appreciate the support we have received, we would like to ask members of the community and the media to please respect our privacy and the dignity of our family at this time and allow us to deal with this difficult situation and to grieve for our daughter as a family in our own private manner.
Mamamia previously reported…
A two-month old dead.
A mother and grandmother undergoing surgery for critical stab wounds.
A grandfather arrested.
Another day, another horrific example of family violence.
The nation wakes up today to reports of yet another violent death of a child allegedly at the hands of a family member.
The two-month old baby girl, named as Qianqian “Queenie” Xu, died last night in hospital after a violent attack in her family’s house at Parkinson in Brisbane’s south. Her injured mother, also a victim of the attack, crawling to a neighbour’s house for assistance.
A video filmed by a witness and published today by The Courier Mail shows the girl’s grandfather covered in blood stumbling around the front yard just moments after the attack, and then as he lies on the ground two officers cuffed his hands behind his back as he is arrested.
The 53-year-old man, said to be visiting from China along with his wife, had been staying with their daughter in the Parkinson home. The usually quiet street was shocked yesterday when at around 2.30pm police and ambulances attended the scene.
Phone footage shows sounds of the two-month-old girl’s mother’s screams as she ran to get help from a neighbour. A bloody trail down the street shows the path she took.
The woman, injured with serious stab wounds herself was later rushed to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.
Another neighbour told The Courier Mail that moments later the woman’s father appeared wearing just a pair of shorts and shoes.
“He was just covered in blood, literally pouring out of him, Sun Gill said.
“It was pretty surreal. Very, very surreal, just the blood itself.”
“They had the garage door open. You could see all the blood in the garage and then the trail from when they walked to the neighbour’s house.”
Inside the house police found a third victim – the man’s wife and baby’s grandmother – a woman in her 50’s – also with serious stab wounds.
Police said overnight that the grandmother was being treated for life threatening injuries. The 53-year-old man was also being treated for critical self-inflicted injuries.
They said that the circumstances surrounding the incident are still under investigation and detectives will speak with the three adults when their medical conditions allow.
Police officers remain with all three people at the hospital.
At this time it is believed there are no other people involved.
Officers continue to examine the house at Watheroo Place – where the mother fled to, and a crime scene remains in place at the family home.
We will keep you updated…