A 92-year-old great-grandma forced to live in a filthy cage for years by her own son and daughter-in-law in her pen in Fengshan County, Guangxi province.
The video have circulated online forcing the local township party to intervene and send the woman to hospital.
According to the great grandmother, she had been kept in the pen for several years and had not been given enough food or clothes. She is now recovering in hospital.
Chinese media reported that the video of the 92-year-old showed the conditions she was kept in. The area was poorly lit and had poor sanitation and there was no bed. She was forced to sleep on a piece of wood with a quilt for warmth. The cage was kept constantly locked.
The son and daughter-in-law were questioned by Fengshan County Administration Office however officials reported that they had a bad attitude and did not listen. Officials were forced to report the case to the local government who immediately set up a investigation and visited the woman.
They found the woman lying in a cage less than 107 square feet. The couple were ordered to immediately free the woman and put her in their living room. They ordered the woman to be given a bath while officials brought the great grandmother clothes.
Health care workers were also sent to the scene to give her a health check before she was then taken to hospital for further examination.
The woman remains in hospital for treatment. Police say they are waiting for her to recover before she is questioned any further.