Man in China kills a neighbor before suicide to have a chess partner "in afterlife"

A 54 year old man in China killed his neighbor before committing suicide himself so that he has somebody to play chess with after death, Shanghaid Daily reports.

The body was found by the neighbor’s landlady in Zhejiang province. She found the corpse while collecting monthly rent and called the police. They found evidence of strangulation on the victim’s neck, and then discovered the other man’s body in the next room. There also were two death notes and some drugs lying on the floor.

The death note said the man killed himself over family problems. He strangled his neighbor because he was afraid of going “to the afterworld” alone and not be able to play chess with his buddy.



25 December 2013