Within just four days of being sentenced to the labor camp, Zhuoyang was transfered to a hospital with severe lacerations on his legs, bruises, and a fractured vertebrae. Six days later, the hospital notified Qian as to her husbands whereabouts.
By the time she arrived at the hospital, her husband could no longer speak. Tears streamed down his face, still swollen from bruising. He died one month later, and Qian was told that if she wanted his body, she would have to pay 100,000 Yuan.