Man seen on video shoving girlfriend into manhole to escape debt he owed herBy Mason White 8:36 AM February 19, 2014
By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) A man owed his girlfriend a lot of money, and rather than paying her back he tried to kill her.
Shocking surveillance video showed the assassination attempt in southern China.
The video that was taken in the city of Haikou, in Hainan province, showed the unidentified man removing a manhole cover and replacing it with a piece of cardboard.
Next, he was seen walking with his girlfriend into the trap he had set for her.
When she fell in, he aggressively pushed her deeper into the sewer drain and replaced the lid.
The woman, identified by her surname Guo, turned out to be incredibly tough and fought for her life.
She survived a grueling 60 hours inside the three meter deep hole before finally being saved.
The man said that he was trying to escape the nearly $16,500 in debt he owed her.
The man has been charged with attempted murder.