Body snatching is the act of removing a corpse from its gravesite, and then stealing it. There are many reasons as to why a person would be willing enough to break the law and steal a body. One reason is that they could sell the bodies to medical or anatomical schools, and get a good sum of money from them. For example, many of the earlier models of the human skeleton were in fact the remains of a real person, and not artificial. This practice was normally done in India, and laws were established as an attempt to stop those crimes.
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As you can guess, many people look down upon those who steal corpses from their respective gravesites and cemetaries.