A Chinese woman has pardoned her mother who cut off her ears when she was asleep.
Chen sliced her daughter Xiao Jie's ears six years back in a fit of rage as then 14-year-old had stolen money from home and did not listen to her in Guangdong province.
On Oct 27, 2005, Chen severed the girl's ears while she was still in sleep and flushed the ears down the toilet. She then handed herself to the police.
Xiao, now a 20-year-old beautician, underwent a surgical reconstruction of artificial ears and has pardoned her mother that helped her get a reprieve from prison, reported Shanghai Daily citing Nanfang Daily.