Graverobbers jailed for selling Ghost Brides

In China haben sie ein paar Grabräuber verknackt, weil sie Leichen als Geisterbräute verkauft haben.

Four people have been jailed in China for digging up corpses to sell as brides for traditional "ghost marriages" - where dead single men are buried with a wife for the afterlife - local reports said. Marriage is an important part of Chinese society and, while the practice is increasingly rare, it is still kept up by some families whose young adult sons pass away before having a chance to wed.

Normally it is agreed between the families of the dead, but the Xian Evening News said the group "stole female corpses and after cleaning them, fabricated medical files for the deceased and sold them for a high price".

China grave-robbers sold dead brides (via Arbroath)