A woman allegedly buried alive by her boyfriend in Britain dug herself out from the shallow grave by using her engagement ring, a court has heard.
Polish national Michelina Lewandowska, 27, claims her partner Marcin Kasprzak, 25, grabbed her as she came out of her bathroom on May 28 and pinned her to the ground with the help of another man, 18-year-old Patryk Borys.
Ms Lewandowska told Leeds Crown Court how she was kicked as the men tasered her neck, the Daily Mail reports.
Borys and Kasprzak then tied up her legs and arms in their West Yorkshire house before Kasprzak told her he had hated her for four years and that she would never see him or their three-year-old son again, the court heard.
Ms Lewandowska, who spoke through an interpreter, said she was placed in a cardboard box in the boot of a car and then driven to a forest near Huddersfield.
The two men allegedly buried the box and put a tree branch on top.
“I thought about my ring, that I could take it off my finger and try to cut through the tape with it,” Ms Lewandowska told the court.
She said she took an hour to cut herself free with the ring before tearing the box open and pushing through about 10cm of soil on top of her.
She then stumbled down to the main road and flagged a passing motorist.
Meanwhile, the two accused men went to a nearby supermarket and withdrew $750 from Ms Lewandowska’s accounts.
Kasprzak and Borys have both pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder charges.