When 22 year-old Lin Yingying, 22, woke up from coma and heard that her boyfriend Liu Fenghe, 25, had been praised by the Chinese media for his devotion, especially in the city of Dalian in north-east China’s Liaoning Province, where the couple lived, she decided to tell her story.
Ms Yingying told her parents that her boyfriend had beat her into a coma because she burnt some bread at their small bakery business. She said he beat her everyday for any little thing she did wrong, even sometimes without provocation. She said she didn't tell her parents or anyone about the abuse because he threatened to kill her.
She was taken home by her parents in February last year after being in a coma for 5 months and regained consciousness in May after 8 months of unconsciousness.
According to Ms Yingying, his subsequent bedside vigil was done out of guilt for putting her in a coma not out of love.
Her father said he has reported the case to police but Fenghe hasn't been arrested yet.