A 79-year-old disabled woman who was allegedly buried alive by her son has miraculously survived after being trapped in the pit for nearly three days, authorities have said.
Police in north-western China’s Shaanxi province rescued the paralyzed mother, known as Wang Mou, on Tuesday, May 5, after the woman’s daughter-in-law reported her missing.
The 58-year-old son, known as Ma Mou, has been detained and faces an attempted murder charge, according to the police. An investigation on the incident is underway.
Video shows the moment they pulled 79-year-old Wang Mou from the pit, still showing vital signs.
She was rushed to a hospital and is currently in a stable condition.
Her son now faces charges of intentional homicide.