A Chinese tourist was surprised by a corpse that was under his bed inside a hotel in Tibet, southwestern China, hours after he checked in, after he thought that the bad smell in his room was coming from his feet.
And the BBC revealed that the Chinese tourist, Zhang, was staying in a hotel, and checked in on April 21.
According to the report, the tourist noticed a strange smell in his room and reported it to the hotel staff, who assured him that the source of the smell was a bakery on the ground floor.
Zhang took a three-hour nap in the room, thinking the stench came from his feet.
Zhang recounted that he left the room for dinner, and as soon as he returned the smell became “unbearable” so he asked for another room.
Later that night, he was woken up by the hotel staff and told to go to his first room where the police told him that a body had been found under the bed.
Investigators took his statement and collected a DNA sample, but told him not to worry because they had already arrested someone on a train to Lanzhou in connection with the case.
Zhang told local media that he decided to talk about the incident because the hotel denied the whole thing at first.
He also decided to post a review of his harrowing experience on the Chinese social network Weibo, and the story subsequently spread widely on other social media.
“I am very scared and still struggle to sleep,” he said during an interview with Shangyou News on Sunday.
The arrested suspect was in possession of the victim’s identity card, surnamed Wang, as well as his mobile phone and bank cards.
The body was said to belong to a woman who was killed elsewhere, and that the suspect had taken her remains to her hotel room. The exact date of death of the victim is unknown.
The hotel staff initially denied it, however Zhang posted information about his booking as well as the police statement on the Chinese hotel review website. The man tried to claim compensation from the hotel for the interruption of his flight and the trauma he was subjected to as a result of the situation.