A nightmare . A Brazilian woman spent ten hours in a grave before her cries for help allowed cemetery workers of Visconde do Rio Branco, a hundred kilometers from Rio de Janeiro to save her.
The 36-year-old woman told police she was attacked at her home and beaten up by three men who accused her of having "misplaced" drugs and weapons that she stored for them at her home.
Her husband was also present during the attack, but managed to escape. Finding that their victim had fainted, they took her to the city cemetery before placing her in a grave which they sealed. The young woman explains that she realized that she was trapped when she regained consciousness.
After ten hours of confinement, she was finally able to be rescued. Cemetery workers noticed that the grave from which the screams came had been sealed recently and that traces of blood were visible nearby.
The victim was rushed to hospital for examinations. She is currently in intensive care and may undergo surgery. She is indeed suffering from a head injury and risks having a finger amputated, explained the director of the João Batista hospital where she is hospitalized.
Two suspects, 20 and 23, previously convicted of drug and arms trafficking, were arrested Sunday in nearby towns, police said at a press conference on Tuesday. They are currently in pre-trial detention awaiting trial. Police say they are still looking for the third suspect.