A 79-year-old disabled woman in China’s Jingbian county located in Shaanxi province was allegedly buried alive in a deserted tomb by her own son has extraordinarily survived after being trapped in the hole for nearly three days.
Chinese police were able to rescue the paralysed mother on Tuesday the 5th May, 2020 after the woman’s daughter-in-law reported her missing.
The 58-year-old son, was detained by the police and faces an attempted murder charge. An investigation on the incident is underway.
Disturbing footage shows Ms Wang covered in mud while being pulled out from the burial pit by two police officers.
The daughter-in-law, Ms Zhang told the police officers that the mother had not returned home after her husband put his mother on a pushcart and wheeled her out of their family home around 8pm local time on Saturday May 2.
The police immediately summoned Mr Ma for interrogation during which the son confessed that he attempted to bury his mother alive in an abandoned tomb.
Officials soon located the burial pit and started digging the tomb after hearing someone screaming for help.
They surprisingly found the paralyzed mother still alive after nearly three days without food or water.