Two officials in charge of funeral management reform in the Guangdong Province of China have been arraigned for purchasing over 20 stolen corpses from grave robbers in order to meet a cremation regulations..
It was learnt that the officials committed the act in order to meet up with a recent policy by the government which encourages that corpses be burnt in order to save the land for agriculture and further development of the country.
World Wide Weird News reported on Thursday, November 6, 2014, that one official, who was identified as Dong, paid 3,000 yuan (about $490) for each of the 10 corpses he bought, while the other official named He, who seemed to be a better negotiator, paid only 1,500 yuan ($245) for each corpse he bought.
It was gathered that the police operatives in Beiliu had arrested the culprits following a tip off by one grave robber known as Zhong who revealed that he had stolen about 20 corpses and subsequently sold them to the two government workers.
Some people who were said to be adamant of the new policy had been secretly burying their dead family members whose bodies were subsequently exhumed by grave robbers.
It was also learnt that before the policy was passed, six elderly people in Anhui, committed suicide to ensure they are buried before the implementation of the cremation policy takes sull shape.