An aggrieved mother in China who wasn’t happy with her son’s fiancée because she was too short, has allegedly committed suicide. The 47-year-old woman’s corpse was found on November 17 in a river in Ningling County, Henan Province.
Her emotional husband, Mr. Gao, 46, after seeing his wife’s remains, jumped into the river and his son also plunged in to save him. Both were immediately rescued by the police.
Initial reports indicated that the woman identified as Ms. Lin committed suicide because she couldn’t afford the expensive betrothal gifts demanded by his son’s fiancée, reported People’s Daily.
Aggrieved mother kills herself by jumping into a river because her sonWhile Du Chuanfeng, a local police officer, claimed that her son’s fiancée had asked her future in-laws to buy a new car, but the couple didn’t have enough money to do so.
The Propaganda Department of Ningling County, however, has now denied the claims.
In a post on their official social media account yesterday, the authority said the mother killed herself because she was unhappy about her son’s fiancée’s height.
The statement read: ‘The dead person, Ms. Lin, had a disagreement with her son regarding her son’s engagement.
Her son’s partner came from the same town as the family. Ms. Lin did not like her son’s partner, claiming she was too short. She threatened to kill herself.’
The statement added that the woman took her life ‘on a sudden impulse’ after passing a local river on her scooter.