Yahoo News – Thu, Jul 9, 2015
A man has written to a local newspaper to apologise for beating up his wife in a drunken rage and forcing her to parade half-naked in the streets after deciding that she’d been unfaithful.
Zhang Ni ordered his wife, Wang, to strip down to her underwear and marched her out into the streets of Yushan County, China, wearing a sign that read: “I want to sell my body.”
He was apparently following her in his car to make sure she didn’t try and avoid her ‘walk of shame’.
Just moments before she was stripped Wang was allegedly beaten by her husband, who had been out drinking with his friends.
They had convinced him that his wife had been cheating on him and he came home to confront her.
The couple, who have two daughters, do not see each other much because his work at a property development centre keeps him away for long periods.
According to friends of the couple, he blamed his wife for the fact that despite 10 years of marriage she had given him two daughters and no sons - causing frequent rows that had split the family and meant that he often abused his wife on the few occasions when he did return home.
Police called Zhang in for questioning after seeing Wang on the streets and taking her back to the station.
The result of the questioning was proof that the young woman had NOT been unfaithful and that her husband simply listened to unfounded rumours.
Zhang later apologised to Wang and penned a formal apology in his local newspaper.
It is not clear whether his wife has accepted his apology.