Chinese kills roommate, dumps body in manhole

Beijing, Jan 18 (IANS) A man was stabbed to death and dumped into a manhole by his roommate in a Chinese village after the duo quarrelled while drinking, Shanghai Daily reported Friday.

The incident occurred in Shanghai's Yiyuan Village early Thursday. The suspect, surnamed Li, was detained by police at the site.

It all occurred after the 26-year-old was drinking liquor with his roommate, surnamed Zhang, Wednesday night. The two started to quarrel over some trivial matter. Li picked up a kitchen knife and stabbed Zhang in the neck, police said.

Zhang succumbed to his injury. Li dumped his body in a manhole 50 metres away but it was noticed by villagers, police said.

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