This is the brave woman who survived a harrowing ordeal by playing dead after her husband allegedly hacked her head with a cleaver and left her to die in a cornfield.
These pictures show the horrific injuries sustained by the woman who narrowly escaped with her life.
Authorities in Gong County in Yibin City in south-western China’s Sichuan Province say the husband went on the rampage after his wife refused to travel with him to the city where he makes a living as a migrant worker.
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The victim surnamed Mu, who reportedly suffered repeatedly domestic violence at the hands of her husband, said her spouse surnamed Wang, 33, returned to her family home during a recent public holiday.
He demanded that she move in with him in the city where she works, but she refused his request, leading to a heated argument.
She said: “I was sitting by the door when he suddenly put the blade to my throat, forced me up and took me away.
“On the way, I told him my neck was bleeding and my head was spinning.
“I told him to put down the cleaver and said I would go with him.
“He refused, dragged me into the cornfield, and stared hacking me.”
Mu was struck on the back of the head, her face, and injured her fingers when she tried to protect herself.
Despite her wounds, she had the wits to save her own life by pretending to be dead.
She recalled: “I just played dead. I didn’t move.
“He shouted he wanted to gouge out my eyes but threw me into a ditch.”
Mu pulled herself out of the ditch when her husband left and contacted the police.
Wang was detained two days later on 8th April and arrested on assault and attempted murder charges.
Mu is still recovering in hospital and will presumably bear the scars of the attack for a lifetime.