A MAN from Gansu province in China allegedly tried selling a female’s skeleton online for those wanting to conduct a ghost marriage ritual, Sin Chew Daily reported.
The man, identifying himself as Liu, was asking RMB150,000 (S$31,600) for the skeleton.
He said the skeleton belonged to a 23-year-old woman who died from leukaemia three years ago.
When contacted by a reporter from China, Liu claimed that the woman was his relative.
He said the father of the woman needed money for an operation so the family was forced to sell the skeleton.
The reporter then lodged a police report as the sale of skeletons is banned in China.
Some families in China still believe that a ghost marriage ritual must be conducted for those who die single so that they will not feel lonely in the afterlife.