Police in Yulin city, Shaanxi, say a 69-year-old man has admitted to starting a fire at his home that killed his 35-year-old wife, who could not walk or talk as a result of polio. Photo: Handout

Chinese man, 69, married disabled woman, 35, for burial ritual. Then burned her to death

  • Police say suspect refuses to explain motive behind starting fire
  • Daughter of 69-year-old says her father was concerned with ancient custom
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Police in Yulin city, Shaanxi, say a 69-year-old man has admitted to starting a fire at his home that killed his 35-year-old wife, who could not walk or talk as a result of polio. Photo: Handout
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