A seven-year-old girl was found dead from starvation on January 17th in her home in Xi’an, and her mother has become the prime suspect in a negligence case surrounding the girl’s death.
According to the neighbors, the victim’s mother was having emotional and mental problems, which may have (well, clearly did) made her unfit to watch over her daughter. The girl’s parents divorced some time ago, and her grandpa would occasionally bring some food to the house, but the mother was the primary caregiver in the household.
When police discovered the girl’s body in their home, the mother was immediately arrested. An investigation is still ongoing.
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By Isabel Quan