Beijing, Sep 10: In a ghastly incident, a man has been arrested in China for allegedly murdering his girlfriend after a selfie he posted with her corpse went viral on social media.
The picture was captioned with the phrase 'please forgive my selfish love'. The victim, identified only as Lin, is alleged to have been killed after a quarrel between the two turned violent, reported the Mirror.
The suspect Qin then clicked a selfie of himself next to Lin's dead face and posted the picture online alongside a previous picture of the couple enjoying each other's company.
Thousands of users in China picked up on the image and spread it around the Internet. Police in Wuzhou, in South China's Guanxi province, launched a manhunt following the viral spread of the gruesome picture and arrested Qin nine hours later.
Authorities have refused to comment on the circumstances of Lin's death, the report said.