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Police in northern China charged a man with attempted murder after he allegedly buried his mother in an abandoned grave, where she was found traumatised but alive after three days covered by loose dirt.
The man's wife told police her husband carried his mother away in a wheelbarrow on May 2. When she failed to return three days later, police were informed and the man was placed in detention in Shaanxi province’s Jingbian county.
Rescuers said despite the woman's ordeal, she was faintly calling for help as she was freed, according to a police statement.
The man was identified as a 58-year-old with the surname Ma. His 79-year-old mother is surnamed Wang.
She is partially paralysed and her son was apparently fed up with having to constantly take care of her, the China Daily newspaper reported on Friday.
Local police could not immediately be reached for additional comment, and an official reached by phone at the Jingbian county prosecutor’s office confirmed an investigation was underway but declined to give further details. The man would only give his surname, Yan.
Public assistance in much of China is lacking, especially in poor rural areas, and families are generally expected to look after their own elderly relatives.
The boy shot his mother with his father's licensed revolver and kept the body hidden in one of the rooms of the house. He sprayed room freshener in the room to prevent foul smell.
The mother was left in tears following the incident at her son’s wedding on March 31. After seeing a birthmark on the hand of the bride, the mother was shocked and recalled her daughter having a similar one.
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