Chinese teen 'decapitates mother, posts video' on WeChat

The 13-year-old Chinese boy was arrested in school after a friend showed the clip to his mother.

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A 13-year-old Chinese boy has been arrested for allegedly killing his mother and chopping off her head in the town of Wenxing in Sichuan province. Reportedly, the boy filmed the entire murder and sent the clip to his friends via popular messaging app WeChat.

According to reports, the teenager was arrested in school several days later after a friend showed the clip to his mother, the BBC reported.

Radio Free Asia reported that the boy killed his mother after a quarrel at their home on Sunday night. Later, he decapitated her mother's body and stored her head in a bucket, before disposing it in a drain.

Reports also said that the murder was not discovered until Wednesday, when one of the boy's classmates showed the video clip to a parent who immediately reported it to the police.

(With inputs from Indo-Asian News Service)

This article was first published on December 8, 2017