A 27-year-old Chinese man has been detained by the police after beating up his mother and breaking her ribs because she did not bring his breakfast to him in bed.
According to China News, X-rays taken of the woman’s chest show her ribs have been broken in four places as a result of the attack. She is now recovering in hospital after her ordeal.
According to local police records, officers had been alerted twice in the last month by neighbours who could hear the son assaulting his mother. It was the neighbours of the family that called the police on the day of the incident. It is thought that the 27-year-old son had been on a downward spiral since he graduated from university and moved back to his family home.
Reports allege that the man has been beating his mother for three years.