Woman’s ‘marriage’ to brother exposed
A woman in Fenyi county attempted to forge her marriage to her elder brother. Surnamed Zhong, the woman wanted to have a second child with her husband in 2013 when the second-child policy had not yet been implemented, and planned a false marriage with her elder brother, who was single, to enable the household registration of her second child. Zhong divorced her husband and married her elder brother in May last year before divorcing him in September. However, the forged marriage was exposed when a man, surnamed Yuan, brought a lawsuit against Zhong and her elder brother, who borrowed 1 million yuan ($149,914) from the man. The court heard the case and judged on Aug 21 that Zhong did not actually marry her elder brother and was therefore not responsible for repaying her sibling’s debt.