3 Reportedly Held in ‘Ghost Bride’ Sale – AP

From AP via ABC News:

Police in northern China have detained three men for the deaths of two women whose corpses were to be sold as “ghost brides” to accompany dead men in the afterlife, state media said.

Authorities indicated that the killings last year were not isolated cases, the Legal Daily newspaper said on its Web site, but it did not give any details.

Yang Dongyan, 35, a farmer from Shaanxi province, said he had bought a young woman for $1,600 and planned to sell her as a bride, according to the paper….[Full Text]

Read also ‘Ghost bride’ returns to haunt Chinese trio by Scotsman.com.

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