A 79-year-old disabled woman who was allegedly buried alive by her son has miraculously survived after being trapped within the pit for nearly three days, authorities have said.
Police in north-western China’s Shaanxi province rescued the paralyzed mother, referred to as Wang Mou, on Tuesday, May 5, after the woman’s daughter-in-law reported her missing.
The 58-year-old son, referred to as Ma Mou, has been detained and faces an attempted murder charge, in line with the police. An investigation on the incident is underway.
Police in Jingbian County revealed that at 9am on Tuesday morning, the suspect’s partner Zhang Mou visited the Xinzhuang police headquarters to report her husband had taken her mother-in-law out on a trolley around 8pm on May 2, but she had not returned.
She said he had told the family he had sent the pensioner, who cannot walk by herself, to go to relatives; but his wife became suspicious.
After bringing Ma certain questioning, investigators said he admitted dumping the elderly woman at an abandoned tomb in a forest south of Jingbian County.
After confirming the situation , police immediately excavated the gravesite, and halfway through they heard a faint cry out for help. They surprisingly found the paralyzed mother still alive after nearly three days without food or water.
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79-year-old paralyzed mother pulled from grave alive 3 days after son buried her. . A 79-year-old woman named Wang Mou survived for almost 3 days buried in a tomb without food or water. . The woman was buried by her 58-year-old son, Ma Mou, in a gravesite in north-westeen China's Shaanxi province. . She was rescued after the suspect's partner alerted police to report that her husband took his mother away days ago and had not brought her back. . The grave was excavated on May 5 and the woman was found alive but weak. She was taken to the hospital and is now in stable condition. . The son has been arrested. . 📹 Asia Wire.