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Row among grave robbers sends one to early grave
(China Daily)
Updated: 2009-05-05 10:16

A grave-robbing villager in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, surrendered to police on Friday after he killed a rival.

The fight was over who has the right to rob an ancient tomb.

Ye Guicai, 32, was a member of a gang that robbed a dozen graves. However, he recently learned about an ancient tomb near his house and when the gang tried to steal from it, Ye tried to claim it as his own.

However, the other members of the gang wanted to share the tomb's treasures and a fight broke out. During the fight, Ye used a knife to kill one of the other gang members.

(Chengdu Evening News)