Furious siblings drag their ‘bigamist’ father’s corpse out of its coffin before ‘flogging’ his body during a funeral after ‘he abandoned them and their mother to start a family with another woman’
- Footage shows the siblings storming into their father’s memorial hall in China
- The sister opened the coffin, slapped the body and dragged it out of the case
- The dead man was accused of bigamy after deserting his family decades ago
- His godson denied the claims, saying the attack was caused by a money row
A woman and her brother in China have attacked their dead father’s corpse after he allegedly abandoned them and their mother to start a family with another woman decades ago.
The siblings stormed into the memorial hall where their late parent’s body was displayed before the sister ripped open the coffin and repeatedly slapped the body, a trending video shows.
She is then seen dragging her father’s corpse out of the coffin and slamming it against the ground.
Footage shows a woman opening a coffin before slapping the corpse. According to online accounts, the woman is the dead man’s daughter and she and her brother attacked the body
The clip then shows the woman dragging her late father’s body out of the coffin in China
Police have reportedly launched an investigation into the attackers on suspicion of humiliating corpses.
The incident took place last Friday at a village in eastern China’s Jiangsu Province, according to Shanghai-based news outlet The Paper.
Citing a local official from the city of Dongtai, the website said the siblings flogged the body after yanking it out of the case. The act was not captured on footage.
It reported that the drama was sparked by disagreement between the dead man’s children.
Online accounts suggested that incident was caused by the fact that the dead man had become estranged from wife and children and had not fulfilled his parental responsibility towards his children.
He was accused of bigamy after starting a relationship with another woman and even had a son with her, it is claimed.
The man’s godson, known by a pseudonym Qian Hong, denied the allegation that man had been a bigamist in an interview with Beijing Youth Daily.
The man’s godson, known by a pseudonym Qian Hong, denied the allegation that his late godfather had been a bigamist. He claimed that the attack was caused by a row over money
According to Mr Qian, he was not related to his godfather, known by a pseudonym Han Xiangu and that his biological father was still alive.
He said Mr Han was 72 years old when he died, adding that the incident was caused by the fact that he had refused the demand for money from Mr Han’s children.
He claimed more than 20 people busted into the service that day before launching the assault.
‘When I was little, [my godfather] treated me very well, therefore I had been looking after him these few years. They (Mr Han’s other children) felt that I was rich because of my business, so they wanted to take advantage of me,’ Mr Qian told the reporter.
Mr Qian also showed the reporter a note, which was said to have been written by Mr Han and notarised.
In the note, Mr Han admitted that he had had one son and two daughters with his wife, known by a pseudonym Zhao Lin.
He said that he walked out on his wife and children ‘in a fit of anger’ in 1983 after having an argument with his wife and had lived on his own until now.
The man also said that his funeral would be organised and paid for by Mr Qian.
The government of Zhendong Town, where the funeral took place, told Beijing Youth Daily that police had launched an investigation into the attackers.
But a spokesperson declined to comment on the cause of the incident.
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