A man has been arrested and detained after reports that he buried his 79 year old paralysed mother in a disused tomb. Police in China’s north western province of Shaanxi rescued the woman from the graveyard after she had been left buried without food and water for 3 days.
Footage shows officials lifting her out of the tomb covered in mud after discovering her whereabouts when her daughter-in-law raised the alarm after reporting her missing on Tuesday morning. She had informed police that her husband, whose surname is Ma, took his mother out on Saturday evening but she didn’t return.
He had told his wife that she had gone to stay with relatives. Jingbian police started an investigation into her whereabouts and questioned Ma, who then disclosed what he had done says an official statement. He has been detained on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in custody.