The mother of a 4-year-old girl who died in Shanghai No. 5 People’s Hospital after suffering severe beatings was charged with child abuse yesterday. The girl was taken to hospital by her stepfather on Januray the 8, but had already died once they got there. Hospital staff noticed several cuts and bruises on her body.
According to Shanghai Daily, the mother surnamed Zhang, is alleged to have beaten the girl with a broomstick and other tools. Zhang “told prosecutors that the girl wouldn’t call her ‘mom’ or her husband ‘dad’. The girl was too naughty and wouldn’t study”.