13-year-old boy decapitates mother in Sichuan, arrested after posting video online

Residents gathering in the vicinity of the home where the woman was allegedly murdered.
Residents gathering in the vicinity of the home where the woman was allegedly murdered.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/RADIO FREE ASIA CHINESE

A 13-year-old boy was arrested by police after he allegedly decapitated his mother and posted a video of the murder online, Chinese media reports say.

The boy was from Dazhu County in China's south-western Sichuan province.

Chinese news site The Paper broke the news on Wednesday (Dec 6), saying it had received word that a boy in Dazhu country had murdered his mother.

A resident told The Paper that the boy was a student at a secondary school and lived with his grandparents.

He allegedly posted a video of himself murdering his mother and posted it on WeChat, Radio Free Asia Chinese news channel reported.

He then went to school as usual, where he was later arrested. A parent of one of his friends saw the video and made a police report.

In a statement to the media on Friday, Dazhu authorities said police received a report on Dec 5 regarding a 43-year-old woman who was allegedly murdered at home.

She was named only as Ms Chen. The suspect, Ms Chen's 13-year-old son, has been arrested, authorities said.

Preliminary investigations show that the suspect hated his mother as her "disciplining was too strict" and killed her with a knife.

Police investigations are under way.