These disturbing images appeared on Netease showing a 13-year-old girl chained up by her parents inside their noodle shop in Shanghai. Her mother and father claim they were left with no other options when she refused to stop stealing.
After repeatedly caught committing petty theft in their home town in Chongqing, where she lived with her grandparents, the parents brought her to live with them in Shanghai. The problems persisted, however, and after several complaints by her neighbors and the police, they resorted to chaining her to a chair.
The photos show that her hands are swollen and her wrists are raw and wrapped by metal wires. According to the captions she is kept tied up 24 hours a day, freed only to use the toilet. The parents simply say they felt helpless after her repeated crimes and don’t know what else to do.
(h/t Ministry of Tofu)