A man has been arrested for attempted murder in China after burying his own mother alive.
Ma Mou, 58, was taken into custody after discovering his paralysed 79-year-old mother in an abandoned grave pit.
She had somehow survived there for three days.
Police in Jingbian County revealed that at 9:am on Tuesday morning, the suspect’s partner Zhang Mou went to the Xinzhuang Police Station to report her husband had taken her mother-in-law out on a trolley 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 visit relatives; but his wife became suspicious.
After bringing Ma in for questioning, investigators said he admitted dumping the elderly woman at an abandoned tomb in a forest south of Jingbian County.
After confirming the location, police immediately excavated the gravesite — and halfway through they heard a faint cray for help.
Video shows the moment they pulled 79-year-old Wang Mou from the pit, still showing vital signs.
She was rushed to hospital, and is currently in a stable condition.
Her son now faces charges of intentional homicide.
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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.
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