Family allege disabled relative also assaulted during eviction in Changsha, according to newspaper report
A woman in central China has claimed that her mother was dragged out of the shower and her disabled uncle beaten when officials evicted them from a family home late one night earlier this month, according to a newspaper report.
The woman alleged that dozens of officials removed family members from the house owned by her 80-year-old grandmother in Changsha in Hunan province, the Legal Evening News reported.
Her mother, uncle and his wife were locked in an office nearby while the house was pulled down, the report said.
The family also allege that the tomb of the grandmother’s husband was destroyed during the demolition.
The report did not say why the house was demolished or what developers were planning to build on the site.
A government official in the Tianxin district government said they were investigating the incident on May 14, the newspaper reported.
Disputes over land seizures, evictions by the local authorities to make way for building work and rows over compensation are regularly reported by state media in China.