A video of a 6-year-old boy too scared to go home after being beaten by his father has shocked the Chinese internet.
In the video, a woman inspects the boy’s injuries, finding that his back is covered in nasty bruises. In tears, the boy tells her that his father had beaten him with slippers after he had forgot to close a window.
Afterward, the boy spent the night sleeping underneath a car. When the woman asks him why he doesn’t go home, he bursts into tears. “I’m scared Daddy will beat me,” he says.
It turns out that the father, living in Changzhou, Jiangsu province, had already once been put behind bars for beating his son. One Weibo commenter writes: “Just recently, I checked out some local forums. I never could have expected that this kid was nearly beaten to death a few years ago. Afterward, it’s said that the father was only detained for two months and let out. Then, the child was beaten again. He is beaten almost every day. If it goes on like this, sooner or later, the kid will die at his father’s hands. When that happens, no matter how heartbroken or regretful we are, it will be too late. I hope that the child can have a happy home, it’s up to the local government!”
The boy has been sent to a shelter for the time being, and the father has been detained.
In the video, the woman filming cruelly remarks how nobody wants the kid, his mother has remarried and doesn’t want him, his grandparents don’t want him, and his aunt doesn’t want to raise him either. She then asks the stunned 6-year-old for his opinion on what will happen to him. “I don’t know either,” the kid says fighting back tears.
On Weibo, the heartbreaking video has received over 30,000 likes, 44,000 shares and 46,000 comments with many web users also criticizing the woman for her cruelty, saying that they are willing to help the boy with some even offering to adopt him.
You can watch the video below, viewer discretion is advised:
Last week, a woman in Foshan received a verbal warning from police after a video of her kicking her sobbing baby daughter got posted online.
[Video via 一手video]
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