In view of this, the person in charge of YAOTANG township government of Dazhou high tech Zone said that it was true to build a double living tomb after joint investigation by multiple departments.
Red Star News reporter learned from Dazhou high tech Zone Social Affairs Bureau that the party concerned had been consulted and the party concerned was willing to demolish the tomb.
Someone built a tomb for two beside the mountain road
On October 19, a netizen posted an article on a local forum in Dazhou City, reporting against deforestation and illegal construction of living tombs in Yanfeng village of Tieshan Forest Park, saying that in the forest area of Tieshan Forest Park, about 200 meters ahead of the Tieshan tunnel, there is a road leading to the mountainside. Not far away, there is a living tomb for two persons and a small square. The vegetation along the road and the cemetery are covered with vegetation be destroyed.
The netizen said in the article, according to Article 21 of the regulations on the administration of funeral and interment in Sichuan Province, it is forbidden to build graves in cultural relics protection areas, scenic spots, nature reserves, urban parks, drinking water source protection areas and around reservoirs, within 200 meters of both banks of rivers, and in railway and highway isolation zones. According to the regulations of the peoples Republic of China, it is forbidden to build graves in woodland. The illegal construction of a living mans tomb not only destroys the forest green space and scenic protection area, but also does not conform to the funeral management regulations of Sichuan Province and even China.
The tomb is located on the hillside of dense forest
On October 21, the Red Star News reporter went to Tieshan Forest Park and contacted Du, head of the parks management department, on the matter. He said that the tomb is not within the protection scope of Tieshan Forest Park, but belongs to group 6, Yanfeng village, Yaotang Township, Dazhou high tech Zone.
According to local villagers, Yanfeng village is not located in Tongchuan District of Dazhou City, but belongs to YAOTANG township of Dazhou high tech Zone. In response to netizens comments on the construction of the tomb of two living people, villagers said they knew that the builder was a retired teacher in his 80s.
Subsequently, red star journalists went to Dazhou high tech Zone Social Affairs Administration Bureau. According to civil affairs staff, the grave mender is indeed a retired teacher in his 80s. After the netizen post was sent out, the staff and the staff of land, forestry and township went to the cemetery site for measurement. The tomb covers an area of 24 square meters.
On October 22, the Red Star News reporter went to the scene and found that the tomb was located on the hillside of a dense forest beside an uphill road, which could be directly led to the tomb along a path. The reporter saw that grass had grown on the mound, and the altar in front of the tomb was made of stone on the hillside. On the hillside behind the cemetery, there are stones left over from the tomb. Around the tomb, there are traces of trees being cut down.
The Red Star News reporter interviewed local villagers and learned that the tomb was built around July this year.
On October 22, the Red Star News reporter contacted the person in charge of YAOTANG township government of Dazhou high tech Zone. According to his introduction, the grave repairer was a retired teacher, and the construction time was about July this year. After the tomb repair was exposed on the Internet, the Social Affairs Bureau of the high tech Zone and the relevant departments of housing and construction, land and forestry went to group 6 of Yanfeng village, YAOTANG township for investigation. At the same time, the parties and village cadres were also found to understand the situation. At present, the old man is still alive, and the tomb of the two living people has been repaired, which is true.
On the afternoon of October 22, the Red Star News reporter called the staff in charge of civil affairs of Dazhou high tech Zone Social Affairs Bureau. The staff member said that the old peoples tomb building was indeed in violation of the regulations, but whether the forest was destroyed or not was unknown to other departments. On the 22nd, many departments went to the village again to consult with the parties concerned, and the parties agreed to demolish the built tomb.