A 74-year-old woman, Wang Muxiang, was forced to cage and shackle her mentally ill son in a homemade cage for 11 years has emerged from China. The cage was made after her son Wu Yuanhong murdered a teenager in his village in Ruichang, Jiangxi Province, while reportedly suffering an episode of ‘psychosis’.
Wu also beat a 13-year-old boy to death in the same village in 2001. He was released home a year later because he suffered from mental illness.The woman built the cage when no one else agreed to help her out for fear of being attacked by Wu. Wang said: ‘I wielded the cage while crying heavily. Although he suffers from mental illness and killed a person, he still is my son. Thinking I was making a cage to lock him in, my heart was broken.’
Was the woman cruel to have done that or vindicated on the account of her son’s violent disposition?
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