Planet China

Date with danger

When a 39 year-old music teacher appeared on TV dating show Happy League, he charmed audiences by serenading the female contestants. But his 15 minutes of fame proved his undoing and according to the Jiang Nan Times, the eligible bachelor will now be regretting his TV exposure.

That’s because a TV viewer recognised him as a fugitive whose real name was Wu Gang. The newspaper says police in Heilongjiang then reopened an investigation and have since arrested the TV crooner for a murder committed in Jilin 13 years ago.

A police officer involved on the case told Xinhua: “He had become accustomed to his new identity and fooling everyone around him – so he didn’t think twice about going on the show. He had managed to escape the law for so long that he became overconfident about not being caught.”


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