WARNING: Gruesome video
Police are investigating the case surrounding six year old Xiaohui from Jiangxi’s Poyang county, who appears to have been viciously assaulted, and has just been sent overnight to Shanghai’s Ruijin Hospital for medical care. Six of the girl’s vertebrae were found to be broken, she is now paralysed from waist down, and has been beaten to such an extent she has lost control of her urinary function. She is also coughing blood and bruises have been found all over her body.
Early internet reports have blamed the girl’s stepmother for the vicious attacks, claims that she has denied. The girl’s father said that Xiaohui’s bruises came from tripping over. The public security bureau in Poyang County has also issued a statement that its investigations concluded that the stepmother was not guilty of the attacks, and the girl herself has also said that her bruises came from tripping over. According to EastSouthWestNorth, other conspiracy theories such as the following have surfaced on the internet:
The family needed money to treat the hemophilia condition for the child and someone came up with the idea of an Internet hype. But it is boring just to say that there was a sick child. Therefore, the “6-year-old daughter being beaten by the wicked stepmother” was a “well-meaning lie.”
Doctors in Shanghai have confirmed that it is highly possible the girl is afflicted with other illnesses, and all the various conspiracy theories that have surfaced will be considered as they try to diagnose her.
56.com: BBS post with various pictures, news and videos
56.com: Shanghai TV news report
EastSouthWestNorth: The worst stepmother in history