Police in Hunan province are investigating reports that a group of 15 female students beat up their 16-year-old classmate before stripping her naked and taking nude photos of her as blackmail.
The 16-year-old victim, identified as Xiaomeng, got into argument with her deputy class manager at the Hunan Industry Trade School in Changsha on November 6, according to Shanghai Daily, citing the Senxiang City Express. Later that evening, the class manager, called Xiaoao, asked 14 other girls to help her beat up Xiaomeng in the dorm.
“Some of them threatened me with scissors. All of them slapped me and then hit my head against the wall. They beat me up and kicked me. I was tortured until 1am the next day,” Xiaomeng said.
Xiaomeng didn’t say anything to her parents or teachers the next day, and Xiaoao apparently wanted to keep it that way. The next day, the 15 girls broke into her dorm room again and began beating her. They then stripped her naked and took photos of her to use against her incase she tried to tell anyone.
Xiaomeng called her dorm teacher, but she didn’t take the girl seriously after a CT scan report showed that she wasn’t severely injured. Xiaomeng stayed in a hotel until her parents came to get her on November 10. After going to the hospital, she was diagnosed with ruptured eardrums and renal contusion. Reporters also said that Xiaomeng’s face, back and legs were bruised.
The girls admitted to beating her up and to taking the photos, which have since been deleted. It’s unclear whether Xiaomeng’s family will press charges against the school or the other students.