A man has caused an outrage online after he was caught forcing his elderly mother to eat grass because she argued with his wife.
The incident reportedly took place on the 13th of July at Dongjia village, Hunan Province in China.
A village official, Zhao Longcan, told Btime.com that the man, known by his surname Liang, is in his 50s and his mother is in her 80s. The official said that the elderly woman is likely to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and the man has written a public apology letter to express his remorse for his disrespectful act.
According to him, Liang’s wife wanted to use his mother’s house, but his mother refused before the pair started quarreling.
Liang became annoyed by the argument, so he started to shove grass into his mother’s mouth ‘to force her to shut up’, said Zhao.
The KanKan News also reported that members of the council in the village formed an investigation team on July 15 and also asked Liang to write an apology letter and posted it in public.
In the letter, Liang wrote: ‘I forced my mother to eat grass because she had a quarrel with my wife. Being a son, this was my fault. Please don’t learn from me. I am sorry mother.’
The matter has been taken to the Police in Hunan Province, and they are investigating the case.
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