A woman in northern China has accused her boyfriend of brutally beating her across the head over burnt bread, causing her to fall into a coma.
Chinese media had portrayed the man named Liu Fenghe as a loving, selfless man who spent 200,000 yuan (NZ$44,000) on Lin Yingying's treatment.
However, when she awoke from her coma, she accused him of causing the injury which had put her in the hospital, Huanqiu, affiliated with the People's Daily Online reports. What's more, it wasn't the first time he's hit her.
The 24-year-old Liu Fenghe from Dalian, Liaoning province was hailed by Chinese media as a model partner for his injured girlfriend who fell into a coma in September 2014.
He spent around 200,000 yuan (NZ$44,000) on Lin's medical treatment and said he would take care of her for the rest of her life.
He told reporters at the time: 'I want to take care of her for the rest of her life. Even if I have to push her around in a wheelchair, I would be happy'.
They had repeatedly asked Liu how she had managed to hit her head however, he was reluctant to answer each time.
Doctors said her head was smashed from falling from at least five storeys.
In January last year, the woman was taken home by her boyfriend so that they could care for her. She still remained in a vegetative state.
At the time, the family recalled being denied access to her when they visited.
In February, the family decided to take her home to care for her themselves.
However, just three months later, she started to talk and informed them that it was Liu that had beaten her into a coma.
The pair ran a cake shop together and according to the woman, she had burnt 20 loaves of bread by accident on that fateful day.
She said that Liu was furious with her and grabbed a heavy rolling pin and beat her on the back of the head with it.
The woman remembers falling to the floor and her ears pounding and then hearing Liu call the ambulance.
It also wasn't the first time that he had attacked her.
In September 2013, she was playing a game on her mobile phone when Liu violently grabbed the phone and smashed it on the ground before threatening to beat her.
The violence continued. During one of the beatings, she was so badly bruised that she stayed in a hotel to hide the marks from her parents.
Police are now investigating the claims.
- Daily Mail