Hoping to be jailed, jobless man burns down house

Sep 24, 2012, 09:47 IST | Agencies

A man in China has set fire to his own house because he wanted to go to prison


Under Chinese law, a person could be jailed for life or sentenced to death for arson. Yang's house in Hubei province's Wuhan city was last week engulfed in a huge fire. 

House in flames
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The 42-year-old unemployed man lives with his parents, the Global Times reported. 

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