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Chinese official killed his wife over corruption allegations

July 13 2005

Vice-Mayor of Xinxiang and deputy police chief arrested as accomplices.

52-year-old Governor Lu Debin was arrested on charges of murder and dismissed from his post on June 15, but details of the crime became known only now.

As it became known to the investigators, Liu called the vice-mayor of Xinxiang, who in turn instructed the deputy chief of police of the city to pick up his wife's vice-governor of assassins, reports Reuters.

A woman was killed and dismembered parts of her body killers were drowned in the reservoir. As it turned out, the woman threatened her husband to surrender to the authorities if he divorces her. Liu has paid 1.37 million yuan (165 thousand U.S. dollars) to eliminate his wife. She was younger than his 20 years, the couple was five year old son.

Dimensions of corruption in China in recent years have taken alarming proportions, despite the severe penalties bribe-takers, including the death penalty.

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