By Brenda Walker
In China, a group of gangsters was recently arrested for killingwomen to sell the bodies as“ghost brides” for dead bachelors. In order to make the deceased males “happy” in the afterlife.
The men preyed on the superstitions of ill-educated farmers eager to ensure that a dead son was happy in the afterlife.
It is not uncommon in rural parts of China for a family to seek out the body of a woman who has died to be buried alongside their son after the performance of a marriage ceremony for the deceased pair. […]
Mr Yang chanced upon the trade in dead bodies when he paid 12,000 yuan (£800) for a mentally handicapped woman whose family hoped to marry her off for…
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