A video of a father fastening a rope around his child’s neck and dragging him on the ground in Zhejiang province has sparked outrage and condemnation online.
The footage shows the man “punishing” his 10-year-old kid, who’s seen crying and screaming while being pulled out of a truck and dragged for over 100 meters. The man is heard shouting, “Might as well raise you like a dog”.
The father, a truck driver, told reporters at the police station that he’d “lost his temper” because his son had been playing outside all morning and wasn’t spending time on his studies. He admitted that the means of punishment was inappropriate and abusive. It’s unknown whether he will face charges.
The boy suffered wounds on his hand.
Watch the footage below:
The case comes two months after a Guangdong mother was chastised online for making her son kneel nude in the streets as a form of punishment.
By Sharon Choi