Woman wakes up from 8-month coma to claim boyfriend at her bedside was 'responsible for her head injuries'

Doctors say woman would have suffered similar injuries to her head if she had fallen from a five-storey building.

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A woman woke up after eight months in a coma to find her boyfriend at her side - the man she now claims inflicted her extensive head injuries.

Local media in Lianong, China reported the boyfriend of 22-year-old Lin Yingying had sat at her bedside throughout her time in hospital.

It was reported Liu Fenghe spent £200,000 yuan (£21,687) on his girlfriend's medical bills.

But Ms Yingying woke up to allege Fenghe, who she ran a bakery with, had struck her repeatedly in the head with a rolling pin after she accidentally burned some bread - Yangtse.com reports.

After regaining conciousness, she reportedly said it was her father's encouragement that finally inspired her to speak about the alleged abuse.

He told her: "You have died once, what more are you afraid of? It's time to confront reality."


Lin Yingying, 22 attended by her boyfriend Liu Fenghe

On examining her, doctors said the injuries to her head were similar to those a person may suffer after falling from a five-storey building.

She also alleged the attack that left her in a coma was not the first time her boyfriend had inficted violence on her.

Her father said he had informed police of the allegations.