Online fury over Chinese woman, 92, 'kept' in pigsty

  |   India News

Images of an emaciated elderly woman have rattled Chinese social media users, after papers in the southern Guangxi region reported that the 92-year-old had been kept in a pigsty by her son and daughter-in-law "for years".

But Southern Morning Post reports that the woman's son, surnamed Wu, says his mum volunteered to move into the cage because her incontinence had "given them a great burden and she was worried about making the house smell".

In November, tens of thousands of online users reacted angrily to a video from Henan province, which showed a 62-year-old man picking up rubbish and eating restaurant leftovers by choice, so as not to be a burden at home to his middle-aged daughter.

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