A woman has miraculously dug herself out of a graveyard cemetery after she was allegedly tortured and then buried alive by neighbours in Ukraine.
Nina Rudchenko was attacked in Maryanske, Ukraine, by two brothers who were also neighbours. The brothers apparently dragged her to a cemetery and then forced her to dig her own grave. Then the brothers buried her inside it.
The 57-year-old woman somehow dug herself out of the grave whilst the brothers assumed that she must have died. The woman arrived at the hospital with a concussion and a broken jaw and nose.
According to numerous reports, the woman had been alone when the assault began. The brothers broke into her home and without a word, attacked the vulnerable woman. They punched her in the face and beat her with a baseball bat.
For approximately two hours, the men attacked the poor woman until she blacked out through the pain.
In the night, the thugs then dragged her body to the local cemetery and began to pour water on her face.
When the helpless woman regained consciousness, she was forced to dig her a grave and then they ordered her to lie in it.
Ms Rudchenko was brave enough to recollect the horrific series of events to local media, she said: “I lay in the grave face down and they began to bury me.
“I covered my face with hands trying to reserve some air. They were laughing and talking about plans to kill all my family.
“After they finished, they wondered if I had already died then went away.”
When she was sure the torturers had left the scene, Ms Rudchenko began to dig her way out of the shallow grave. As she arrived home, she lost consciousness.
The next morning, Ms Rudchenko’s sister Ludmilla Gura came across her unconscious body on the floor in the house.
Her sister commented: “Nina’s face was covered with bruises and blood. It was black and swollen. I barely could recognise her.”
Local media then says she was sent to the hospital where medics were shocked to see her swollen appearance.
Oleksandr Klymchuk, a surgeon from the Velykobagachansk District Hospital said: “The woman was diagnosed with brain concussion, [and a] broken jaw and nose.
“Her head and body were covered with numerous severe bruises.”
The police have now launched an investigation for attempted murder against the brothers.
Spokesman Evgen Slipchenko said: “The suspects might be also accused of kidnapping. We are now looking into the circumstances.”
In response, the attackers have stated they were “drunk” and that is how they’ve explained themselves to detectives on the case.
If they are found guilty, police have said that they could face up to 10 years in prison.
Currently, the investigation is still underway.